LA:RISE Advocacy


The Board of Supervisors has called for a reassessment of the Measure H strategies to enable the Homeless Initiative to build on proven solutions, make necessary modifications, and develop new approaches.  You can learn more about the process here:   We have some concerns about the Measure H reassessment recommendations, so we’re firing up the LA:RISE advocacy machine.  Our goal is to make sure that the Board and CEO’s office understand the critical role that employment services from employment social enterprises, workforce partners (AJCCs, WSCs, YSCs), and retention partners play in solving homelessness in LA County.  LA:RISE is a proven solution!  As a reminder, LA:RISE partners receive Measure H funding for both the City and County LA:RISE programs.  This funding is critical to supporting your work and program services.

As part of the reassessment process, there is a community input process which is currently underway.  We are requesting that you either attend a public meeting based on your SPA location to make a public comment or submit comments via the online form:   Please make public comments or enter comments online by October 26, 2021.



All Council and Council Committee meetings are open to the public, with the exception of “closed session” meeting items. Members of the public may comment on agenda items either at Council Committee meetings or Council meetings. Meeting dates and agendas can be found on the Council Committee Meetings page and the Council Committee Meetings calendar. Committee assignments and members can be found here. REDF will provide updates and guidance regarding what meetings need to be represented by LA:RISE partners

The following committees and meeting times are pertinent to the LA:RISE program:

  • Economic Development and Jobs Committee (2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 3:30PM)
  • Homelessness and Poverty Committee (2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 10:00AM)
  • Budget and Finance Committee (2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00PM)



Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors 

Name Contact Email
District 1 Supervisor Hilda Solis
District Director Antonio Chapa
District 2 Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell
District Representative Lily Sofiani
District 3 Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
Homelessness Deputy Rachael Simon
District 4 Supervisor Janice Hahn
Field Deputy Ivan Sulic
District 5 Supervisor Kathryn Barger
Homelessness Deputy Tyler Cash

Los Angeles City Council

Name Contact Email
District 1 Councilmember Gil Cedillo
Senior Policy Deputy Mel Ilomin
District 2 Councilmember Paul Krekorian
Senior Policy Deputy Aaron Ordower
District 3 Councilmember Bob Blumenfield
Legislative Deputy Cecilia Castillo
District 4 Councilmember Nithya Raman
Homeless Deputy Liz Oh
District 5 Councilmember Paul Koretz
Policy and Legislative Consultant Jim Bickhart
District 6 Councilmember Nury Martinez
Chief Legislative Director Anna Hovaspian
District 7 Councilmember Monica Rodriguez
Legislative Director Felicia Orozco
District 8 Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson
Homelessness Policy Fellow Aden Binyam
District 9 Councilmember Curren D. Price Jr.
Director of Policy Initiatives Marisa Alcaraz
District 10 Councilmember Mark Ridley Thomas
Senior Deputy for Homelessness and Housing Dhakshike Wickrema
District 11 Councilmember Mike Bonin
Legislative Director Elaina Houser
District 12 Councilmember John Lee
Legislative Director Grace Yao
District 13 Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell
Policy Director Christine Peters
District 14 Councilmember Kevin de León
Chief of Staff Jennifer Barraza
District 15 Councilmember Joe Buscaino
Policy Director Dennis Gleason