Consumer Rights Attorney. Rent Control Board Member. Workforce and Economic Development Expert.
In her current role as Senior Deputy of Workforce Development & Economic Opportunity for the Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Caroline is leading the County’s economic and jobs recovery response to the COVID-19 pandemic by directing millions in financial relief to our small businesses, implementing the nation’s most innovative Guaranteed Income program, and standing up for our vulnerable front-line workers by establishing the County’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund and one of the strongest minimum wage ordinances in the nation.
Caroline will use her experience and ability to get things done to tackle some of Santa Monica’s most pressing issues, such as:
- Homelessness by holding LAHSA accountable for more resources for outreach, mental health services and expanding crisis response street teams.
- Public Safety by fully funding our first responders and reducing Police and Fire response times
- Economic Recovery by reducing fees and cutting red tape for new businesses while establishing a small business and workforce development training and innovation center within the City.
- Affordability and Housing by using public land for affordable housing, expanding our City's affordable housing trust fund, and maintaining and expanding subsidies for low-income tenants. Caroline will work to streamline the entitlement process for affordable housing to reduce building and holding costs, establish a right to counsel, and enforce the City’s Tenant Harassment Ordinance.
- Streamline entitlement process for affordable housing to reduce building and holding costs.
- Establish right to counsel and enforce City’s Tenant Harassment Ordinance