BOB HERTZBERG: Experience matters more than ever on Board of Supervisors

Los Angeles county is not your typical local government. By population, the county is larger than the entire state of Michigan. There are 88 cities, 86 school districts, more than 500 subdivisions of government, and a $44-billion dollar plus budget. The Board of Supervisors oversees all of it. The Board is made up of five incredibly powerful individuals who function as both the executive and legislative branches of county government.

This is precisely where the importance of experience comes into play. Holding a city council position is admirable, but it doesn’t prepare one nearly enough to run the largest county in the United States. The county is an arm of the state, and having experience operating within that state government is invaluable in getting things done. It’s why multiple members of the current Board of Supervisors were in the Assembly and Legislature– having that state experience is critically important.

My opponent is a part-time city council member in West Hollywood, a General Law city, meaning that many of the laws the council oversees are written by the state government. My time as State Assembly Speaker and Senate Majority Leader have given me the tools and knowledge to deliver the real, tangible results Angelenos deserve. I have first-hand experience working across the aisle, beyond partisan politics to create impactful policies to address our most pressing issues like homelessness, affordable housing, rising crime, LGBTQ+ representation and equality, reproductive rights, climate change, and so on. My record speaks for itself, and it’s why I have the Governor, Senator Padilla, Mayor Meister, every public safety organization, and more backing our campaign.

Know this— I will bring the voice of West Hollywood to the Board of Supervisors and make sure critical County services are provided to residents.

The state invested billions in LA County when I was in the legislature– but the county has failed at implementing so many programs to solve our problems. I’m seeking this position to work in collaboration with the state, county, and other supervisors to take responsibility and fix the mess.

Take our homelessness crisis for example– it’s at a breaking point, and we need regional coordination and a cohesive strategy. Let’s get groups like LA Homeless Services Authority and our Department of Mental Health operating together, out of their silos. LAHSA needs a restructuring that holds them accountable to the voters, with a structure that mirrors METRO or the Air Quality Management District. We must prioritize the development of affordable housing and transform old buildings like LA General into affordable units. My opponent points to the low numbers of unhoused people in West Hollywood as proof she can tackle the large-scale county crisis. It’s an unfair comparison as she fails to account for the sheer magnitude of the crisis across the county– we need a comprehensive, county-wide approach to getting people off the streets.

If you want someone to hold accountable, deliver results, and be your voice in county government, vote for Bob Hertzberg for LA County Supervisor by November 8th. For more information on our campaign and my plans for LA County, head to hertzbergforsupervisor.com.

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Authenticity Matters
Authenticity Matters
19 days ago

Although Hertzberg is clearly endorsed by Governor Newson, somehow Horvath has wangled support from Jennifer Siebol Newsom according to her latest campaign rhetoric. This requires some explanation doncha think?

WehoQueen
WehoQueen
20 days ago

I strongly support Bob Hertzberg, as a reasonable person, considering the toxic waste of a person he is running against. However, to think there is some easy solution to homelessness is simply foolish. My idea would be to pass laws making it a crime to give food or money, on public property, to anyone. Anyone means anyone, whether homeless or not. Then have voluntary homeless camps set up 3 hours out of town in the desert, with free transportation, food, tents, wifi, showers. Get them out of the cities, and away from taxpayers. When people are hungry enough, they will… Read more »

Disengaged
Disengaged
20 days ago
Reply to  WehoQueen

The city, county or some jurisdiction needs to compel them to do this. Absent that, they will stay in squalor to have access to drugs and their concept of freedom and because they are so mentally disengaged that they are incapable in making rational decisions.

Legitimate Experience Counts
Legitimate Experience Counts
21 days ago

Hertzberg the voice of experience is what the Board of Supervisors need. Horvath of course, is running from her disastrous record in West Hollywood which she continues to distort. Her disastrous effect is readily seen in WH in exponential ways and her misrepresentation cannot erase that. Consumed by her own lack of experience and integrity. A sad story.🙄

Joan Henehan
Joan Henehan
21 days ago

Bob Hertzberg is the one for Supervisor.

:dpb
:dpb
21 days ago

I voted for Bob Hertzberg. I live in West Hollywood, I have experienced Lindsay Horvath’s reduction of homelessness by 80%-lie (the city just counts the homeless in the middle of the night, seriously). I have experienced our non-existent crime and how it warranted a sheriff deputy budget reduction by 10 active deputies over time -lie (crime has increased 137% to 200% and its not safe to walk the streets anymore). And I’ve experienced Lindsey Horvath’s economic plans- she thinks by raising the minimum wage to the highest in the country and that it levels the playing field for workers- lie.… Read more »

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WehoQueen
WehoQueen
20 days ago
Reply to  :dpb

Raising the minimum wage to unreasonable amounts is the fastest way possible to have more closed storefronts, even higher prices, less jobs, more crime etc. Reasonable people can disagree about most issues, but not about Lindsey Horvath’s worst quality, which is is that she is just dumb.

Alan Strasburg
Alan Strasburg
19 days ago
Reply to  WehoQueen

While dumb might apply, I think her worst quality is that she is a demonstrable liar.

Manny
Manny
21 days ago

That’s why I’m voting for Bob Hertzberg!

Michael Dolan
Michael Dolan
20 days ago
Reply to  Manny

Ditto.

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