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What Voters Want From The Next Mayor: LA Voter Survey

The Committee for Greater LA and the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University released findings from a recent voter survey conducted by LMU. We surveyed Angelenos who voted in the November 8th election on questions related to housing, homelessness, and accountability around these issues.

In case you missed the webinar, you can watch it below:

We found that voters overwhelmingly support measures to address homelessness. They also believe it is important that the city and county work together to reduce it. Other highlights from the survey include:

  • More than 80 percent of voters surveyed support a reduction in the bureaucratic process to address homelessness.
  • Three-fourths of voters surveyed support the mayor declaring a state of emergency to have the power to site housing for people experiencing homelessness.
  • Nearly two-thirds of voters are willing to forego some environmental restrictions, limit community input for shelter locations, or have some elected officials have less oversight on spending, to build more housing.
  • To address the housing shortage, 71 percent of voters are in support of building apartments within a mile of their home.
  • A number of voters may feel vulnerable to homelessness, with 56 percent saying they had a time when they had trouble paying rent in the past 12 months.

You can read the full report here.