The ruling argues that L.A. city and county wrongly focused on permanent housing at the expense of more temporary shelter, “knowing that massive development delays were likely while people died in the streets.” That element of the order underscores the judge’s skepticism of a core part of L.A.'s current strategy to tackle homelessness.
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Picking up on what David said...
It’s interesting to compare the ongoing apathy towards houselessness with the response after the wildfires last year. Shelters went up immediately. Food and supplies poured in. It was great to see, but also painful because I kept asking myself why these particular unhoused people were being treated SO differently than the thousands of people who were already unhoused, and usually even more desperate...
What if the governmental response after the fire was: “good luck crapping in the bushes under leaky tarps for YEARS while we bicker about permanent housing solutions.”
On May 25, 2021, at 1:50 PM, David Dickson <dicksondavidk@...> wrote: