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Zev Yaroslavsky

Asking voters to OK homeless funding would take L.A. into uncharted waters

Asking voters to OK homeless funding would take L.A. into uncharted waters

A report released by city analysts this week set the cost of confronting Los Angeles' surging homelessness over the next decade at nearly $2 billion, a stark acknowledgment of the money and work required to help the nation's largest unsheltered population.

Almost as remarkable as that sum is the method of raising it that the report suggests could be necessary: A ballot initiative that would probably require supermajority approval from city voters.

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FOR THE RECORD:

Homeless funding: In the Jan. 9 California section, an article about providing funding to help Los Angeles' homeless was accompanied by a photo of a homeless woman that...

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