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Meet Ethan

Ethan has dedicated his career to serving the people of Los Angeles. After graduating UCLA School of Law, Ethan became a prosecutor in the City Attorney’s Office where he fought for victims in cases ranging from consumer protection, to domestic violence, and DUIs. In 2018, Ethan was appointed to be the Neighborhood Prosecutor in Hollywood.

As Neighborhood Prosecutor, Ethan worked with neighbors, businesses, community groups, and City agencies to tackle such quality of life problems as homelessness, illegal dumping, graffiti, and party houses. When Ethan took office, Hollywood was experiencing an explosion of sexual assault and violent crimes occurring at nightclubs on Hollywood Boulevard. Ethan led a taskforce to compel operators to follow the rules and to shut down those who refused to change. As short term rentals became popular, chronic party houses began destroying neighborhoods. Ethan worked alongside the community to go after the property owners who were profiting at the cost of their neighbors. When an individual began renting small RSO apartments and turning them into hostels with over 30 beds, Ethan worked with the Housing department to protect tenants and shut them down. Ethan has also helped spearhead Project LEAD, a program designed to divert homeless opioid users out of the criminal justice system and into services and housing.

While Ethan has fought hard for his community, this experience has shown him how deeply our City is failing its people.  The City’s homeless response is designed to fail, the City’s bureaucracy is crippling business and the construction of new housing, and many City agencies are in deep crisis. Ethan has not only seen these problems but he has a plan to solve them.  

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