Small businesses are part of the Los Angeles culture. Without them, we cannot thrive as a city.
They are facing important issues such as gentrification. Many longstanding local shops in the community have had a massive decrease in foot traffic due to construction and street closures, like the stores along Crenshaw and Exposition. As city councilwoman, I will push for local hiring policies on upcoming construction/development projects from metro & enact ordinances to ensure that small businesses are provided with extra resources & assistance before, during, and after this process.