Second Dwelling Unit
(Accessory Dwelling Unit)
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors wants to pay homeowners to build in-law units (Second Dwelling Units) on their private property to temporarily house the homeless....
with your tax dollars!
YOU DIDN'T VOTE FOR THAT!
You understand that many landlords do not want to rent to the homeless anyway, which is why we have a housing crisis to begin with.
Couldn't this money be better spent on new homeless/low-income housing on government-owned land in unincorporated areas?
Say "No" to using public funds for private projects.
Vote for common sense leadership on March 3rd.
VOTE FOR DESIREE T WASHINGTON FOR SUPERVISOR
MARCH 3, 2020
WHY VOTE FOR DESIREE T WASHINGTON FOR LA COUNTY SUPERVISOR
Many would have you believe that only career and dynastic politicians can run governments. The establishment press will often cry about the new candidate: “she doesn’t have experience” or “we’ve never heard of him.” But the truth is lawyers are made for politics. In fact, a lawyer’s job directly trains them for a role in politics should they chose it. Lawyers represent clients in civil or criminal trial and present evidence for their defense. They also advise their clients on their legal rights or obligations and counsel them on the best way to precede according to their legal circumstances. These duties are not unlike the role of a County Supervisor, who should advocate for the welfare and interests of her constituents over those of outside special interests.
In the 4th District, we have seen LA County Supervisors disregard the wishes of their tax paying constituents by trying to build homeless shelters in areas ill-suited for them, in raising taxes to support projects that are then mismanaged, in green-lighting over-development and threatening the architectural and cultural continuity of communities, in encouraging the wholesale disregard of the rule of law by promoting sanctuary status in Los Angeles County, and in supporting overly-restrictive gun controls. In short, LA County has become undone by career politicians, not by lawyers.
My pledge to you as a lawyer: I will represent you at the county level, placing your interests above those of outside special interests. I will provide counsel. I will look out for your best interests. This is why you should vote for me for Los Angeles County Supervisor.
As an aside, we’ve had 26 Lawyers as President:
America’s 26 Lawyer-Presidents
John Adams (1797-1801)
Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)
James Monroe (1817-1825)
John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)
Andrew Jackson (1829-1837)
Martin Van Buren (1837-1841)
John Tyler (1841-1845)
James Knox Polk (1845-1849)
Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)
Franklin Pierce (1853-1857)
James Buchanan (1857-1861)
Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)
Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881)
James A. Garfield (1881)
Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885)
Grover Cleveland (1885-1889 and 1893-1897)
Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893)
William McKinley (1897-1901)
William Howard Taft (1909-1913)
Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)
Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1933-1945)
Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974)
Gerald R. Ford (1974-1977)
William Jefferson Clinton (1993-2001)
Barack Obama (2008-2016)
For a more detailed review of our Lawyer-Presidents, check out this article by the American Bar Association.
Desiree T. Washington is a licensed California attorney. She is a former prosecutor with the State Bar of California, and a former public relations intern for the City of Chicago under the late Mayor Harold Washington. She currently practices business law in the private sector, representing individuals in business and real estate transactions, and consulting with mid-to-large-sized businesses in meeting their large eDiscovery Project Management needs. She regularly manages teams of 30 or more workers to meet high-stakes litigation goals.
Desiree T. Washington obtained a Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa, College of Law, where she specialized in jurisprudence and civil rights, and where she was appointed research assistant to Professor Kenneth Kress.
Desiree T. Washington received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago, where she majored in Medieval and Early Modern History, with a minor in the ancient world. She also became an Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Fellow while studying at the University of Chicago.
Most recently, Desiree T. Washington has worked as a contract attorney for large law firms, providing substantive legal analysis, managing teams of 25-30+ attorneys in matters of productivity, workflow, quality control issues, and managing general human resources.
Desiree T. Washington believes her professional experience makes her uniquely qualified to represent Los Angeles County residents. She represents new leadership, ready to meet complex challenges with the aide of technology, youthful vigor, creative force and moderate values.
For over 20 years, Desiree T. Washington has called Los Angeles County her home, but her civic-mindedness took root in Chicago where she was raised. She grew up in Roseland on Chicago's Southside, daughter to a kindergarten school teacher, granddaughter to long-time workers for American Can Company. Her family thrived on Chicago's then vibrant Southside, becoming property owners who regularly engaged in civic life, forming block clubs, spearheading voter registration drives and acting as poll-workers.
Desiree T. Washington's parents and grandparents attended public schools, obtaining quality American educations. However, as the public school system began to deteriorate, her family decided to place Desiree in private schools.
Raised in a family of Roman Catholics, Desiree T. Washington attended Catholic schools where she developed a strong moral compass and a reverence for life and liberty. She formed musical groups, joined Junior Achievement, became a photographer/journalist and, ultimately, the Arts and Entertainment editor for New Expression Newspaper, a youth-led media organization created by Youth Communication in Chicago to foster positive teen self expression, stimulate youth imagination and self-actualization.
In law school, Desiree T. Washington was recruited by a Chicago based law firm that relocated her to Los Angeles. Drawn by the warm weather, sandy beaches and the then-vibrant "new" music scene, Desiree "headed West" for what she thought would be a "paid" gap year or two. Instead, Desiree became a long-term resident.
In her time in California, Desiree T. Washington has become a professional recording artist, forming Alt-Pop/Rock band Dual Eden. She has also become a media publisher, founding Popdecay, an entertainment and news website.
Desiree T. Washington believes that for Los Angeles County to remain a world-class comunity, it needs to chart a new course. This course should, at its foundation, involve a policy of inclusivity and equal treatment for all. As Los Angeles County Supervisor, Desiree T. Washington will work to protect her district from the mismanagement that plagues urban Los Angeles. She will work to ensure our county government works to improve the quality of life for all residents.
Desiree T. Washington believes that Los Angeles County can do better to address the concerns of our residents. It must reduce pollution and traffic congestion. It must insure equal pay and equal opportunities for women. It must ensure the overall independent contractor and consumer experience in our vibrant gig economies, from rideshare drivers to temporary contract hires in offices and factories. It must do better to train our youth for technology-related employment opportunities. "Together, we can and will make a difference. This is my promise. Please join this movement for change," Desiree T. Washington said.
An experienced manager, advocate and creative thinker, Desiree T. Washington has worked at the State level to make Los Angeles County a great place in which to live and do business. Surmounting challenges with both conservative and creative solutions, Desiree T. Washington offers new leadership. "I am ready to meet complex challenges with the aide of technology, youthful vigor, creative force and moderate values, " Desiree T. Washington said. "As Supervisor, I will work to create social and economic opportunities for every resident regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic status, age or neighborhood," she added.