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Friday, December 06, 2019

In 2016, Los Angeles voters approved a referendum to spend more than $1.2 billion dollars building new housing for the homeless. It's part of a plan championed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti


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Even after voters approved more than $1.2 billion dollars specifically to build housing for the increasing homeless population, a recent report by the L.A.'s Controller's Office attributed the delays and cost overruns largely to regulatory barriers, permitting challenges, and bureaucratic confusion.


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The problem with this is that it will all be awarded to crony contractors that are embedded in the political system.. like the ones after a hurricane or the ones housing and feeding illegal immigrants.. it's not a "political party" problem as much as it's a political problem. it doesn't matter other than who's in control of the area. they both do it.

#1 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-12-06 09:27 PM | Reply

When I travel I like to take back roads whenever possible. In these 'off the beaten path' areas I always notice the plethora of bumper pull, 5th wheel and slide in truck campers that rural people have. Some homes have 2 or 3, not always in great condition. But they are better than a tent, have kitchen facilities and a ------.
Seems that Ca. could buy these things from all over the country and move them to their state for a lot less than 1.2B.
I'll let the bureaucrats figure out the details, earn their keep.
Anyway, I don't live there so it's not my problem to solve.

#2 | Posted by 6thPersona at 2019-12-06 09:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I think it was yesterday a LA tabloid radio show said that the agency in charge of homelessness had added 500 people to its staff. Homeless count is up by 30%.

#3 | Posted by Charliecharles at 2019-12-06 11:33 PM | Reply

Oakland housing activists Moms 4 Housing, who made national news by taking over a vacant West Oakland house in November, frequently cite a statistic alleging that there are four empty homes in Oakland for every homeless person"a figure alluded to in the group's name.

But is this true?

The answer to that question: It's complicated. Estimating both housing and homeless populations can be a tricky chore; depending on the method, San Francisco's 2019 homeless count ranges from just over 8,000 to nearly 17,600 persons.

I bet LA has the same issue....

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-06 11:55 PM | Reply

Democrat city, Democrat state. Nuf said.

#5 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-07 10:10 AM | Reply

Libs' version of 'Mission Accomplished'.

#6 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-12-07 12:52 PM | Reply

Yawn. Wake me up when a legit news source covers this topic.

#7 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-12-07 08:37 PM | Reply

Libs' version of 'Mission Accomplished'.

#6 | POSTED BY MSGT AT 2019-12-07 12:52 PM | REPLY

Last time the guy you voted for said that, it cost trillions of dollars, millions of lives and it caused a recession on a scale not seen since the Great Depression.

#8 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-12-08 07:24 AM | Reply

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