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L.A. Councilman Huizar asks for 'czar' to oversee city homeless plans
L.A. Councilman Huizar asks for 'czar' to oversee city homeless plans

Citing an opening to get longtime homeless people off the streets, L.a. City Councilman Jose Huizar on Friday asked staff to draw up proposals for a full-time coordinator or "czar" to oversee homeless programs in the city. In a motion filed Friday, Huizar said he saw an opportunity to better manage placement of homeless individuals into housing programs the city has funded to the tune of millions of dollars. He also said a czar could better coordinate city efforts with the county of Los Angeles, which is responsible for the bulk of homeless social services, and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, the city-county agency that funnels federal dollars to local...

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