ABC7's Marc Brown sat down with Bass to discuss her plans on issues such as vaccine mandates for children.
"When the vaccine is available for young children, maybe we wait a minute, but ultimately, I do think that we have to have mandates for vaccines," said Bass. "Now, there will be some exceptions, just like there are now, but I think we're acting like vaccines is something that is new and it's not."
Bass said she's raised $1 million for her campaign in 20 days. During Saturday's kickoff event, Bass also pledged to "work to support and strengthen the business community."
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Bass, 68, announced her plans to run for mayor in September.
She currently represents the 37th Congressional District, which encompasses Los Angeles neighborhoods west and southwest of downtown including Crenshaw, Baldwin Hills, Miracle Mile, Pico-Robertson, Century City, Cheviot Hills, West Los Angeles, Mar Vista and parts of Westwood, as well as Culver City and Inglewood.
If elected, Bass would be the city's first female mayor and second Black mayor.
You can watch Bass' full interview with ABC7's Marc Brown in the video above or on your favorite streaming devices, like Roku, FireTV, AppleTV and GoogleTV.
City News Service, Inc contributed to this report.