- Caitlin Jenner said tents in Beverly Hills are the latest sign of the homelessness crisis in California.
- She said tents used to be only in downtown Los Angeles, but have now spread to the luxury neighborhood.
- Jenner is running to release Governor Gavin Newsum in a special recall election.
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California Governor-General Caitlin Jenner said the presence of tents in Beverly Hills was the latest sign of the state’s homelessness crisis.
“When you drive in Beverly Hills and look at the park, and there are tents in the park, we have to take this issue very seriously,” Jenner said in an interview with Fox LA̵
Jenner said homelessness is a major concern for Californians.
“But to be honest with you bigger picture, living in a tent in a park in Beverly Hills, today is just different. Before all the homeless were in the center. I’m sure you were in the center. I mean, you go it’s so hard there, so hard for these people, “Jenner said.
Last month, Gov. Gavin Newsum announced a $ 12 billion proposal to fund affordable housing and increase social services that would help get people off the streets. If approved, the plan will provide housing for 65,000 people and stabilize housing for thousands more.
Jenner is running for Newsom’s release in a special recall election after a GP-led effort to oppose the governor garnered enough signatures. She said it was difficult to build affordable housing in the state due to too many regulations, in particular citing the California Environmental Quality Act as a problem.
Jenner said he would ease environmental restrictions to streamline building permits and work with charities to increase affordable housing.
Jenner, a former Olympic and reality TV star, has no previous political experience, but said her business experience makes her a qualified governor.
“I’ve been in the entrepreneurial world,” she said. “People think – you’ve been in show business, think of you as a reality star. Of course I’ve done it, but entertainment is a business and you have to run that business.”
Last month, Jenner was accused of not being in touch after suggesting that public transport support was unnecessary while making multiple references to her private jet during an interview with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.
“Here’s my crazy thinking. We’re spending billions of dollars on this high-speed rail now, well, and they talk about it all the time, between Los Angeles and San Francisco. And I say, ‘Why are we doing this?’ ‘I can get on a plane to LAX and be in San Francisco in 50 minutes. Why do we need a high-speed railway? “Jenner said, citing an ongoing project designed to transport passengers from Anaheim and Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than three hours.