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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has agreed to develop an plan to build more housing and to appoint someone from the private sector to oversee it.
L.A. city officials won a key battle Thursday over a pair of local laws meant to ease the way for more housing for homeless people, defeating a challenge from a Venice group that sought to overturn the ordinances.
The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to approve a new law that will crack down on campaign contributions from real estate developers seeking city approval for their projects.
Robert Marbut, known for urging cities to stop “enabling” homeless people, is poised to become the next executive director of federal homeless agency. His predecessor, Matthew Doherty, will advise California on homelessness.
Hesperia passed an ordinance intended to address what one City Council member called a “demographical problem” — the city’s increasing black and Latino population, prosecutors said.
After five years of leading LAHSA through restructuring and growth, Peter Lynn is stepping down as executive director. Homelessness has increased 33% during his tenure.
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation contends that L.A. approves too many “luxury” buildings and not enough affordable housing. Judges have rejected its efforts to overturn approval of high-rises in Hollywood.
Herb Wesson, who is running for L.A. County supervisor, has a new campaign ad in which he is seen searching skid row for his homeless son, Doug.
Recently, a fire in a vacant building forced the evacuation of a homeless encampment. That right there says so much about L.A.'s homelessness crisis.
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