Jessica Goodheart: California’s homeless crisis has been fueled by gentrification and an affordable housing shortage that is especially acute in such job-rich urban areas as Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Jessica Goodheart: Ending the shutdown won’t curtail the hiring opportunities for corporate recruiters, says one expert. It’s like divorce: Once you start thinking about leaving, the odds that it will happen go up dramatically.
Jessica Goodheart: With more money than ever to spend on homelessness, Los Angeles County offers fewer winter shelter beds than last year. Why?
Jessica Goodheart: Phillips 66, one of Gikovich’s clients, has paid her $937,500 in fees and retainers to lobby the governor’s office and state regulatory boards since 2012.
Jessica Goodheart: Most experts don’t believe that the governor-elect’s target of creating 3.5 million new units by 2025 is achievable. Still, they are energized by his bold plans.
Jessica Goodheart: A Los Angeles-based program—the only one like it for janitors in the country—has helped align janitorial staffs with the sustainability goals of office building owners.
Jessica Goodheart: “Investigations are coming — there’s no question,” says Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren. And not just investigations into Trump’s tax returns, but examinations of the harm federal agencies have been doing to America’s communities.
Jessica Goodheart: By a decisive 58 percent, L.A. voted against asking the city to amend its charter to allow it to operate a municipal financial institution.
Jessica Goodheart: A baby step toward establishing municipal banking in America’s second-largest city would be a giant leap for this national movement.
Jessica Goodheart: Topping the list of corporate anti-rent control donors are some of the country’s largest landlords — many funded by Wall Street investment dollars — whose bottom lines could be negatively affected by Prop. 10’s passage.
Jessica Goodheart: Senator Charles Grassley has raced to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, in spite of sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee. Contrast this with Grassley’s public support for victims of sexual harassment in the judicial branch during a June hearing of his committee.
Jessica Goodheart: A local dispute over evictions highlights the emergence of a tenants movement that is pushing back against rapacious landlords and a nationwide housing affordability crisis.
Jessica Goodheart: The City Council is considering a ‘right to counsel’ program that could help curb evictions and homelessness.