Los Angeles Mayor-Elect Karen Bass outlined plans to curb crime and address homelessness in the city in an interview Sunday on CBS News' "Face the Nation."

Bass, who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2011, defeated billionaire real estate developer Rick Caruso last week in a runoff election. She made history as the first woman to be elected as mayor of Los Angeles. Her campaign drew support from several Hollywood celebrities including Ariana Grande, John Legend, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Bass told host Margaret Brennan that she plans to keep the current police chief but will revisit the position "along with many other general managers as well."

Bass the most important aspect of police reform "is accountability and transparency."

She said that she would like to bring the police department "up to its full force that is budgeted" and will call for more officers to be in the field rather than on administrative duty. Bass also noted the importance of crime prevention programs.

"I want to fully fund programs to prevent crime, to intervene, especially with young people." She noted that many crime prevention programs shut down during COVID, leading to higher crime rates.

Los Angeles, the second-most populated city in the country, has seen a jump in homicides and robberies. There has also been a sharp rise in the number of homeless people.

Crime and homelessness were the cornerstones of Bass' campaign and were top issues in voters' minds as they went to cast their ballots. Bass said it is her "intent on Day 1" to address homelessness in L.A. She noted that there are about 40,000 homeless people in the city.

"You have to have a comprehensive approach. There's no magic bullet," Bass said.

Bass cited real-estate affordability, mental illness, and substance abuse as some of the reasons why people fall into homelessness.

"We have thousands of children who are in tents. Some with mothers who fled domestic violence, some who are teenagers who aged out of foster care," she said. "People are literally dying on the streets in Los Angeles and this has got to stop."

Bass, 69, will be sworn in on Dec. 12.