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After scathing report, councilman calls for L.A. homeless panel
After scathing report, councilman calls for L.A. homeless panel

Responding to a scathing report describing the city's homelessness policy as dysfunctional, Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar is calling for a new council committee to develop a comprehensive strategy for getting people off the streets and cleaning up encampments.    "The city really has no policy on homelessness," Huizar said in an interview Tuesday. "It's a disjointed effort with no coordination internally." Huizar said his proposal, which he plans to introduce at the council meeting Wednesday, grew out of the chief administrative officer's report last week. It found that the city spends $100 million a year to cope with its 23,000...

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