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Amid growing concerns among voters about the homelessness crisis, CA leaders will address a wide array of emergency and permanent solutions, including ways to increase housing affordability

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Voters are clear: they believe homelessness in Los Angeles has reached crisis proportions, and they want leaders to address it more effectively. In a landmark LABC Institute poll recently conducted in partnership with the Los Angeles Times and UCLA, 95 percent of respondents called homelessness a serious issue. Nearly two-thirds of voters called homelessness an “emergency situation” that requires solutions that break with longstanding practices. And three-quarters of voters surveyed supported enacting a sweeping “Right to Shelter” law that could transform the way the crisis is addressed in California. Results from the full survey and analysis are now available on the LABC’s website.

The LABC’s 18th annual Mayoral Housing, Transportation and Jobs Summit will feature many of the state’s top leaders from the worlds of politics, business, academia and the nonprofit sector who are developing solutions to homelessness and housing affordability. Speakers will include the co-chairs of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Task Force on Homelessness – L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg – as well as Los Angeles Times Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine, who will deliver a keynote. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf will also have featured roles, along with many other public officials, philanthropic leaders and CEOs of major California businesses.


The Los Angeles Business Council’s 2019 Mayoral Housing, Transportation & Jobs Summit




Friday, November 22, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.




UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center / 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles 90095


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  • LA County Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Kathryn Barger
  • Mayors Eric Garcetti, Libby Schaaf and Darrell Steinberg
  • LA Homeless Services Authority Chair Sarah Dusseault
  • LA Times Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine
  • FivePoint Chairman & CEO Emile Haddad
  • Related CA Chairman & CEO William A. Witte
  • LA Metro CEO Phillip Washington
  • Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission President & CEO Kathryn S. Schloessman
  • Office of Governor Gavin Newsom Chief Deputy Cabinet Secretary Jason Elliott
  • LA City Councilman Paul Krekorian
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co. Managing Director – California Divisional Director for Consumer Banking & Wealth Management Barry Simmons
  • Mercy Housing California President Doug Shoemaker

**Note: The Summit can be viewed via a live webcast at **

To RSVP, contact Malina Brown at (310) 974-6680 or email [email protected]


Malina Brown

[email protected] | (310) 974-6680