Los Angeles has a serious homeless problem and it’s only getting worse, despite spending millions of dollars trying to solve it.
The tent camps and the rats which come with them are posing a major health risk and bringing back diseases not seen in cities for years.
FOX News has the latest:
Homelessness jumps 12 percent across Los Angeles County despite $619M in spending
The number of homeless people in Los Angeles County jumped 12 percent over the past year, officials announced Tuesday, despite $619 million in government spending to help alleviate the problem.
The annual point-in-time count recorded nearly 59,000 homeless people countywide, with the largest number — 36,000 — coming from the city of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, a county agency which conducted the count, delivered its report to the Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday meeting.
The 2018 tally found a slight decrease in the homeless population at just over 53,000 people. Supervisor Janice Hahn called the new numbers “disheartening.”
“Even though our data shows we are housing more people than ever, it is hard to be optimistic when that progress is overwhelmed by the number of people falling into homelessness,” Hahn said.
Homeless advocates put the blame on elected officials for not doing enough to get people off the street…
The count found a 24 percent increase in homeless youth, defined as people under 25, and a 7 percent jump in people 62 or older. An estimated 29 percent of people experiencing homelessness are mentally ill or have substance abuse issues, officials said.
Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, had some nerve to tweet this:
California’s what happens when rights are respected. When work is rewarded. When nature’s protected. When diversity is celebrated and free markets are fair markets.
We are nothing less than the progressive answer to a transgressive President. #CADEM19
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 1, 2019
Some of the responses are great:
yea. Not seeing your point of view. Typhus is not "progress". pic.twitter.com/0tHYyRBJdG
— Steph (@steph93065) June 2, 2019
Not to mention all the taxes, super high cost of living and ranking dead last in quality of life.
— Dean Winchester (@DizzyDean79) June 2, 2019
— RockingTheGREEN (@rockingthegreen) June 3, 2019
Where politicians ban straws but hand out millions of needles to litter the streets. Where the streets of cities are covered in shit. Where drug dealers operate with you fear of consequence. Where politicians collude with the cops to deny 1st Amt rights.
— Steve McG (@StevoSF) June 1, 2019
People see what’s happening in California.
It’s not pretty.