“Ridley-Thomas recognizes that the housing crisis is the product not only of momentary shortage, but of decades of bad practices and planning that will require structural changes to address. Among his priorities will be making housing more affordable and easier to build. Families facing homelessness or housing insecurity can’t afford to wait, and Mr. Ridley-Thomas is committed to cutting through the red tape that currently slows critical housing production down.
He also believes that transit use should be encouraged through greater density in transit-adjacent neighborhoods. Notably, he also supports parking maximums, which would unlock space for more housing and bring down the cost of building it. The AHLA Action Fund strongly endorses Mark Ridley-Thomas for LA City Council District 10.”