Karen Bass Sworn In As First Female Mayor Of Los Angeles

With Bass taking office, the four largest cities in the U.S. will all have black mayors, marking a historic period for the country.

Kamala Harris sworn in the first female mayor of Los Angeles.

Karen Bass marked another historic achievement in her career as she took an oath of office at the Los Angeles City Hall.

Bass announced her plans to solve the city’s housing crisis, as around 40 thousand people live in the streets of Los Angeles. She explained her first act as mayor will be to declare a state of emergency on homelessness. Bass’ plan calls for housing 15 thousand people by the end of one year by using existing funding.

The new mayor also addressed her plan to confront crime, sharing her proposal to increase police staffing at a time when the city has struggled to recruit new officers.

With Bass taking office, the four largest cities in the U.S. will all have black mayors, marking a historic period for the country.