FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3rd, 2021
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Los Angeles, CA – On Monday, the Washington Post highlighted L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin’s “landmark” report on L.A.’s failures to address homelessness and his Action Plan issued in March to advance faster and more cost effective housing solutions.
The piece titled: “Eric Garcetti failed to tackle LA’s homelessness crisis. His successor won’t have it easier” prominently features Galperin’s hard hitting report which exposed how billions of dollars are being misspent and outlines the “unsustainable bureaucratic maze” handcuffing L.A. from tackling the homelessness crisis in which an average of three people experiencing homelessness die each day.
The WaPo echoed Galperin’s analysis of the homelessness crisis – and strategies to more immediately serve the needs of unhoused Angelenos and to tackle the crisis on the sidewalks of L.A. Galperin has urged the City and County to pivot from the failed homelessness policy – and he has outlined his plan to immediately create more interim housing and build cheaper, faster permanent solutions.
Read The Full Washington Post Column
Eric Garcetti failed to tackle LA’s homelessness crisis. His successor won’t have it easier
Read Galperin’s Demand To Change Los Angeles Failed Homelessness Policy
It’s time for Los Angeles to pivot on HHH
Throughout his two terms as the elected watchdog for Los Angeles taxpayers, Galperin’s work has focused on ensuring that our public dollars are spent efficiently and effectively, and his recommendations have been adopted by communities throughout L.A. and by elected leaders to increase transparency, reduce waste, and improve the quality of life for residents. Galperin built his reputation as a leading voice for progressive government reform as a neighborhood advocate. The first openly gay official to be elected to citywide office in L.A., Ron lives with his husband Rabbi Zachary Shapiro and their children in Los Angeles.
With a $36 billion dollar budget, serving 10 million residents, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is the largest local legislative body in the country. Current incumbent Supervisor Sheila Kuehl is not running for re-election. More information about Galperin is at www.ronforla.com.