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Shame on LA’s Mayor! Shame on LA County’s Supervisors! Shame on the LA City Council!

GUEST COMMENTARY—The Los Angeles homeless count is greater than the population of almost half of the cities in LA County. 

Shame on our Mayor. Shame on the County Supervisors. Shame on the City Council. 

Stop the feel-good speeches. Stop picking our tax pockets for failed policies. 

I was a vote no writer on the ballot for the housing jobs. Any idiot, except those we elect, could do the math and know it would not work. 10,000 units in 10 years! At the time of that election, homeless was increasing at a rate of 23 percent. With over 27,000 at that time, it was doomed from the beginning.  

Look at models like Podshare! Quick emergency beds with services! But NO! Not something the political donors (developers) can milk at $450,000.00 a room. 

Stop the corruption! Stop the crimes against humanity!

 

City

Date incorporated

Population as of

(2010 Census)

Agoura Hills

December 8, 1982

20,330

Alhambra

July 11, 1903

83,653

Arcadia

August 5, 1903

56,364

Artesia

May 29, 1959

16,522

Avalon

June 26, 1913

3,728

Azusa

December 29, 1898

46,361

Baldwin Park

January 25, 1956

75,390

Bell

November 7, 1927

35,477

Bell Gardens

August 1, 1961

42,072

Bellflower

September 3, 1957

76,616

Beverly Hills

October 22, 1906

34,109

Bradbury

July 26, 1957

1,048

Burbank

July 8, 1911

103,340

Calabasas

April 5, 1991

23,058

Carson

February 20, 1968

91,714

Cerritos

April 24, 1956

49,041

Claremont

October 3, 1907

34,926

Commerce

January 28, 1960

12,823

Compton

May 11, 1888

96,455

Covina

August 14, 1901

47,796

Cudahy

November 10, 1960

23,805

Culver City

September 20, 1917

38,883

Diamond Bar

April 18, 1989

55,544

Downey

December 17, 1956

111,772

Duarte

August 22, 1957

21,321

El Monte

November 18, 1912

113,475

El Segundo

January 18, 1917

16,654

Gardena

September 11, 1930

58,829

Glendale

February 15, 1906

203,054

Glendora

November 13, 1911

50,073

Hawaiian Gardens

April 14, 1964

14,254

Hawthorne

July 12, 1922

84,293

Hermosa Beach

January 10, 1907

19,506

Hidden Hills

October 19, 1961

1,856

Huntington Park

September 1, 1906

58,114

Industry

June 18, 1957

219

Inglewood

February 14, 1908

109,673

Irwindale

August 6, 1957

1,422

La Cañada Flintridge

December 8, 1976

20,246

La Habra Heights

December 4, 1978

5,325

La Mirada

March 23, 1960

48,527

La Puente

August 1, 1956

39,816

La Verne

September 11, 1906

31,063

Lakewood

April 16, 1954

80,048

Lancaster

November 22, 1977

160,316

Lawndale

December 28, 1959

32,769

Lomita

June 30, 1964

20,256

Long Beach

December 13, 1897

462,257

Los Angeles

April 4, 1850

3,792,621

Lynwood

July 16, 1921

69,772

Malibu

March 28, 1991

12,645

Manhattan Beach

December 7, 1912

35,135

Maywood

September 2, 1924

27,395

Monrovia

December 15, 1887

36,590

Montebello

October 15, 1920

62,500

Monterey Park

May 29, 1916

60,269

Norwalk

August 26, 1957

105,549

Palmdale

August 24, 1962

152,750

Palos Verdes Estates

December 20, 1939

13,438

Paramount

January 30, 1957

54,098

Pasadena

June 19, 1886

137,122

Pico Rivera

January 29, 1958

62,942

Pomona

January 6, 1888

149,058

Rancho Palos Verdes

September 7, 1973

41,643

Redondo Beach

April 29, 1892

66,748

Rolling Hills

September 18, 1957

1,860

Rolling Hills Estates

January 24, 1957

8,067

Rosemead

August 4, 1959

53,764

San Dimas

August 4, 1960

33,371

San Fernando

August 31, 1911

23,645

San Gabriel

April 24, 1913

39,718

San Marino

April 25, 1913

13,147

Santa Clarita

December 15, 1987

210,888

Santa Fe Springs

May 15, 1957

16,223

Santa Monica

December 9, 1886

89,736

Sierra Madre

February 7, 1907

10,917

Signal Hill

April 22, 1924

11,016

South El Monte

July 30, 1958

20,116

South Gate

January 15, 1923

94,396

South Pasadena

February 29, 1888

25,619

Temple City

May 25, 1960

35,558

Torrance

May 12, 1921

145,438

Vernon

September 22, 1905

112

Walnut

January 19, 1959

29,172

West Covina

February 17, 1923

106,098

West Hollywood

November 29, 1984

34,399

Westlake Village

December 11, 1981

8,270

Whittier

February 28, 1898

85,331

Homeless l a city.                                   36000

 

(Jay Handal is Co-Chair of the LA Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates committee.)

-cw