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My Priorities

Our Vision

We envision our district having quality housing, good paying jobs, bustling commercial corridors and high-performing schools. We want a healthy and vibrant community with safe and open spaces and parks and multiple modes of transportation. Lastly, we need a robust infrastructure for civic participation where local residents are empowered to lead and move our community forward. 

Our Priorities

Responsive Government

Councilmember Harris-Dawson is working to improve responsiveness of city services to meet constituents’ needs and to ensure basic city services are delivered in a timely, efficient manner. He is collaborating with city departments to promptly respond to all service calls regarding illegal dumping, alleys and public lots by scheduling and performing clean ups in a timely manner.

Economic Vitality and Quality Jobs

Councilmember Harris-Dawson is working with the City of Los Angeles and the private industry to develop economic opportunities in the form of well-paying jobs, education and workforce training that benefits residents, businesses and entrepreneurs.

Equitable Transportation and Housing

Councilmember Harris-Dawson believes that we should create transit-oriented communities that will result in revitalization and not displacement, and that South Los Angeles should become a model for smart, just and equitable transportation policy. He is working to have housing in good proximity to transportation hubs with a range of housing types and an increase of affordable rental housing options along with opportunities for homeownership.

Safe, Thriving Neighborhoods

Councilmember Harris-Dawson is working to build beautiful, safe and thriving neighborhoods in every corner of the district by focusing on prevention and intervention, and building robust partnerships with local law enforcement, community organizations and social service providers. Councilmember Harris-Dawson is working to have safe recreation and open green spaces that can serve as hubs for biking, walking and environmental sustainability.