Eric Garcetti

From Measure H to Measure S and the city council to the school board, here are The Times' endorsements

From Measure H to Measure S and the city council to the school board, here are The Times' endorsements

The March 7 primary will test whether Los Angeles voters are still committed to fixing some of the city’s most difficult problems.

In November, city voters overwhelmingly backed Measure HHH, a $1.2-billion bond measure to build housing for the homeless. Now, county voters have the opportunity to finish the job by supporting Measure H, a countywide quarter-cent sales tax to fund the supportive services — mental health counseling and drug rehabilitation, for example — that are essential to keeping people off the streets.

But homelessness is a symptom of a larger problem — Los Angeles’ housing crisis. The city has consistently built less...

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