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$10.6 Billion Budget Is Largest in L.A. History

May 24, 2019
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Tents and belongings of the homeless line a street in downtown Los Angeles, California on June 25, 2018.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images David WagnerThis week, the L.A. City Council passed a $10.6 billion budget, the largest in the city's history. Mayor Eric Garcetti said a booming economy is bringing...

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$9.9 billion Los Angeles city budget approved with $450 million for homeless services

May 21, 2018
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City Hall in Downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 17, 2017.; Credit: Daryl Barker/KPCC KPCC StaffA $9.9 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year was approved Monday by the Los Angeles City Council. The budget now heads back to Mayor Eric Garcetti for a final signature. Under this budget, about $450...

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Where your tax dollars are going in LA’s fight against homelessness

May 15, 2018
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L.A. County's five supervisors celebrated the first year of Measure H Tuesday and announced how they'll spend $400 million on homelessness in the fiscal year beginning July 1.; Credit: Rina Palta/KPCC Rina PaltaThe L.A. County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved plans to spend $400 million in the fiscal year that...

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California doing a poor job on homelessness, state auditor finds

April 19, 2018
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In this file photo, a homeless woman sleeps on a pile of belongings on the street near the Los Angeles Mission, hosting its annual Christmas meal for the homeless on Dec. 22, 2017 in Los Angeles.; Credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images APAn audit concludes California is doing a poor job...

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LA Mayor’s new homelessness plan: more shelters, more enforcement

April 16, 2018
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Will the promise of cleaner streets persuade more L.A. neighborhoods to allow homeless shelters in? L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti hopes so.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Rina PaltaCould the prospect of cleaner streets and sidewalks free of homeless encampments be enough to override L.A.'s history of NIMBYism? That's the hope behind...

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Audit finds fiscal mismanagement of LA’s homeless agency

April 4, 2018
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L.A. is embarking on a massive effort to combat homelessness. But along with that, there are growing pains for the entities tasked with the job.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Rina PaltaAbout a year ago, L.A. County voters approved a new sales tax to fight homelessness. Now a new audit has...

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Mayors, including LA’s, seek $1.5 billion from California to help homeless

February 21, 2018
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File: A homeless woman sleeps on a pile of belongings on the street near the Los Angeles Mission, hosting its annual Christmas meal for the homeless on Dec. 22, 2017 in Los Angeles.; Credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images APMayors from California's largest cities, including Los Angeles, are asking state lawmakers...

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LA County looks to build up housing stock

February 20, 2018
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The housing affordability crisis in LA is worsening, and officials are looking at easing some regulations and adding others to try to beef up the housing stock.; Credit: Mitch Diamond/Getty Images Rina PaltaL.A. County officials, looking to address massive housing affordability challenges, are looking to expand the ways they encourage construction...

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Digging into the data: How attainable is the California Dream today?

February 15, 2018
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; Credit: John Osborn D'Agostino, CALmatters Matt Levin | CALmattersNo one has the exact same definition of the California dream. Ask the 39 million current Californians about what the dream should be, and aside from most of us agreeing that the daily temperature should dip no colder than the mid-‘50s,...

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Ordinances aim to speed up homeless housing construction

February 13, 2018
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Officials want to speed up the process for building housing for homeless.; Credit: Rina Palta, KPCC Rina PaltaTwo ordinances before a city council committee Tuesday aim at making it easier to erect temporary and permanent housing for homeless people in Los Angeles. While one would ease the process for motels...

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