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October 19, 2023

SF Public Works’ Director, Carla Short, Rebuts City’s ‘Doom Scenario’ Narrative

TPR spoke with the interim Director of Public Works in San Francisco, Carla Short, about her Department’s service responsibilities, her leadership challenges; and also, the many successful initiatives and programs now offered. Also, Short addresses her controversial predecessor and the need for the public to look past the actions of one bad apple and towards the many passionate and hardworking city servants.

September 6, 2023

Beyond the Built Environment: Dr. Alisa Orduña on Homelessness Strategies & the Fight for a Continuum of Care

Dr. Alisa Orduña shares the lessons she learned from her time as Senior Advisor on Homelessness for the city of Santa Monica, her PhD research on the need for holistic approaches and community engagement in this time of crisis.

September 6, 2023

Santa Monica Councilmember Jesse Zwick on Homelessness, Civic Engagement & Land Use Priorities

TPR interviewed newly elected Santa Monica councilmember Jesse Zwick to hear his policy priorities and views on innovative models of community engagement as the city considers plans for the soon-to-be decommissioned Santa Monica Airport, the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, and other opportunities that lay ahead for the city.

February 28, 2023

Miguel Santana & Rick Cole on the Frontline Failures of LA’s Approach to Homelessness

Rick Cole and Miguel Santana discuss the impacts of their and the city's policy choices on the homelessness crisis on the ground.

January 11, 2023

Heart Forward LA Podcast on LA County's 'Village Integrated Services' Pilot

TPR shares Kerry Morrison's Heart Forward LA podcast interview of Dave Pilon and Mark Ragins to better understand why a Trieste-like model of radical hospitality continues to languish in LA County.

December 6, 2022

Heart Forward LA’s Kerry Morrison Calls for Coalition of Shared Accountability on Homelessness

TPR sat down with former director of the Hollywood Business Improvement District Kerry Morrison, the Founder of Heart Forward LA, to discuss the opportunities for innovative forms of housing that collaboratively focused leadership in the city and county of LA might spur.

October 12, 2022

Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson on Housing & Homelessness Priorities

Ahead of the LA City Council’s vote to end the city’s pandemic eviction protections, TPR sat down with District 8 Councilmember, Marqueece Harris-Dawson, for his views on housing and homelessness as the city’s top priorities ahead of the mayoral election.

March 16, 2022

LA Family Housing’s Stephanie Klasky-Gamer Unpacks Daunting Challenges Facing Homeless Service Providers in LA County

Stephanie Klasky-Gamer to afford her a platform to elaborate on the daunting challenges nonprofits face developing housing and supportive services in LA County – resulting from the fractured approach that jurisdictions are undertaking both to access shelter and to clear encampments in the public right-of-way.

March 9, 2022

Gov. Newsom's 2022 State of the State Address Provides Update to Homelessness & Housing Initiatives

TPR shares this excerpt from Newsom's address highlighting remarks related to California's climate investments, economic recovery efforts, and homelessness.

March 9, 2022

Candidate for LA City Attorney Kevin James’ Approach to Homelessness & Public Corruption

TPR spoke with Kevin James, former president of the LA City Board of Public Works to afford him the opportunity to elaborate on his motivations and priorities for running to be LA’s next City Attorney.

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