Rick Caruso and Karen Bass Face Off During First One-on-One Debate
Los Angeles can be described in one word: “crisis,” according to Los Angeles mayoral contenders U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass and real-estate developer Rick Caruso.
The two candidates faced off Sept. 21 during their first televised debate ahead of the Nov. 8 election at the Skirball Cultural Center.
Homelessness was discussed at length during the one-hour debate, which was moderated by Fox11 anchor Elex Michaelson, L.A. Times columnist Erika D. Smith, and Univision anchor Gabriela Teissier. According to polls conducted by the Los Angeles Times earlier this year, it is the top issue voters want leaders to tackle more aggressively.
The 2022 point-in-time count saw a 1.7 percent increase in homeless people in Los Angeles since 2020, with nearly 42,000 people recorded….
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