In the summer of 2019, Fox News launched an ambitious project to chronicle progressive tolls on the homeless crisis in four cities along the West Coast: Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Portland, Ore. In every city, we have seen a lack of safety, sanitation and courtesy. Residents, homeless people and advocates say they have lost faith in the ability of their elected officials to solve the problem. Most cities have thrown hundreds of millions of dollars into the problem just to watch it get worse. We saw this in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES – It's the stinking stink of alcohol and human waste that hits you first. Then it's visual ̵
Like several West Coast cities visited by Fox News, Los Angeles is dealing with a homeless crisis. However, unlike the East Coast, LA cannot hide all its homeless in low-income shelters or homes.
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Some fear that the City of Angels is at the time of their return, and they get angry at select employees who talk big game but rarely make out.
"I don't want to see them in front of the camera anymore," Marquis Babes, who lived in Skid Row as a teenager, told Fox News. "I don't want them to write more articles about how interested they are or how much they are trying to change things. I want to see them do it."
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Throughout the country, employees have long mourned the horrors of homelessness until they can pass legislation. Homeless advocates blame those responsible for using the crisis to promote their own political aspirations and manipulate an environment that allows them to escape responsibility.
"The best we can get from a select few to deal with problems is soundbites," Pete White, the founder of the Los Angeles Action Network, told Fox News. "Soundbites that say 'this is a humanitarian crisis' and 'we must do something' just to see that something is either nothing or a path to criminalization."
The best we can get from a select few deal with the problems are the soundbites.
California, makes up the majority of the homeless population in the country. Despite throwing hundreds of millions of dollars at the problem, the number of homeless people in Los Angeles County has grown for the third time in four years. The latest issue, released in June by the Los Angeles County Homeless Services Office, shows that nearly 60,000 homeless people live without permanent asylum overnight. In the city of Los Angeles, the number of homeless people in 2019 jumped 16 percent to 36,000, while the number of chronically homeless people living on the street for more than a year increased by 17 percent. A staggering three quarters of the city's homeless population are not difficult.
The sobering statistics come after two voter-approved tax increases and efforts of $ 619 million last year to address the issue through social services and new housing.
The latest short figures have prompted dramatic press releases, troubled editorials and many finger tips from elected officials. In the course of the blame, local officials say the state is not doing enough. California governor says Washington's fault is for federal funding cuts, and President Trump is responding by pushing for Democrats' management skills.
"California is a disgrace to our country," Trump said during an August rally in Ohio. "It's a shame. The world is watching it. Look at Los Angeles with tents and horrible, horrifyingly hideous conditions."
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"Things seem to be getting worse, not better," Whitney Beard, a cafe worker in downtown LA, told Fox News. "We have been hearing the same thing for years."
Things had to change in November, when the California Democrats achieved the trifecta of legislative victories: both in government chambers and in government. With two-thirds of the vote likely in place and with Governor Gavin Newsome's commitment to making housing a priority, there was optimism in the air. That ended when Democrats struggled to get on the same page and pass legislation that would increase housing supply in the state. In addition, they have blown up another major measure that would increase residential development near transit stairs and in single-family neighborhoods.
Other failures were caused by the division between special interest groups and a smooth approach by the manager – though he denies it.
Babers, who lived on Skid Row when she was 15, says she feels used by staffers trying to win political points and wants lip service and Oscar-winning promises to help when the cameras they roll to come. to the end.
Political theater was on full display during a press conference in June on the southern steps of the mayoralty. The cameraman and pressman were introduced to Fox News as a historical event and were told that the city would finally begin to deal seriously with its spiraling crisis. But instead of addressing one of the worst human-caused disasters in US history, council members rotated, swinging cameras and shattering Trump.
One mile away, amid dirty needles and broken bottles, White says he's disappointed but not surprised.
There is even a pointless joke among the homeless living in downtown LA. They make fun of elected officials who say breathlessly how shocked they are by rising homelessness and deteriorating street conditions.
"They are shocked! They are shocked!" said a woman who lives on Skid Row, angrily directing Captain Renault from Casablanca. "Why are they shocked? We've been here all the time. They're the ones who don't come here."
Why are they shocked? We've been here all the time. They are the ones who don't come here.
Although homeless camps pop up along freeways and subways, the largest concentration of population in uninhabited LA is called Skid Row at home. The downtown neighborhood, remembered in movies like Sting and The Little Horror Shop as the last place for winemakers and drug addicts, has long been a dumping ground for hospitals, prisons and other cities and states that want to land the homeless. Today, the approximately 50-block block just east of downtown is a dystopian panorama of human misery, where free-eyed residents get in and out of their makeshift shelters, walking around broken wheelchairs, discarded syringes, garbage and human waste. Unsanitary conditions have made it a true pet disease ripe for rodent infection.
It got so bad that Newsom brought it out in its 2019 State Address.
"Our homeless crisis is increasingly becoming a public health crisis," Newsom says. "Last year, there was an outbreak of hepatitis in San Diego. Recently, there was a syphilis outbreak in Sonoma. And now, typhoid in Los Angeles. Typhoid. It's a medieval disease. In California. In 2019."  Our homeless crises are increasingly turning into a public health crisis … And now, TIF in Los Angeles. Typhus. It is a medieval disease. In California. In 2019
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is already feeling the heat.
The Democratic mayor, who flirted with a presidential nomination in 2020, was scrutinized for not addressing the problem of the homeless sufficiently urgently. His office announced plans in 2018 to build 15 shelters, but things started to slow. In 2016, voters approved Proposition HHH, a $ 1.2 billion bond to build 10,000 housing units for the homeless, but so far only a handful have been opened. The bilateral mayor, however, said the crisis would have been much worse without his leadership.
Not everyone is convinced.
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In June, political commentator Alexandra Datig made a lengthy effort to remove Garcetti from office. She claims that the mayor cannot "cope with the crisis" and that "he must withdraw."
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