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May 25, 2023

In this week's episode, co-host Ryan Coonerty speaks with La Mesa, CA Councilmember, and California State Assembly candidate Colin Parent. A prominent figure in housing, transportation, and environmental advocacy in Southern California, Parent shares insights from both his experience in local government and as Executive Director and General Counsel at Circulate San Diego, a nonprofit organization focused on improving urban mobility and creating vibrant neighborhoods. He also discusses his career journey, transitioning from state government to city government, and why he is pursuing state legislative office now. The conversation delves into the intricate relationship between housing and transportation, along with the policies and politics surrounding these issues. Join us to discover how Parent's passion for policy originated at a young age and how his drive to unite diverse perspectives for impactful change carries on to this day.