City of Los Angeles To Appoint “Czar” To Coordinate All City Activities for Homeless
On November 17, 2015 the Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution to create a position to oversee all the City’s activities and departments dealing with the massive homeless problem. The resolution passed unanimously.
As the American economy continues to collapse for the poor and middle class, more and more folks are forced into the streets or to living in their vehicles. Rents in major cities like Los Angeles continue to escalate, leading to an increase in folks with no hope of even getting a cheap apartment, much less a house. Meanwhile, the City continues to defy logic by allowing thousands of luxury apartments to be constructed and thousands of houses to be “mansionized”. If there really is a drought, then why is the City promoting the wild out-of-control construction of thousands of more housing units for the wealthy?
This is America. We Don’t Need a “Czar”
Many questions remain unanswered. The City claims that new Federal regulations from the various bureaucracies have to be addressed by new coordinating efforts of the various City departments dealing with homeless issues. No one has yet been named as the new “Czar” of the homeless. The term itself is somewhat demeaning, it conjures up references to a long-ago time when Russia was ruled by a Czar, an absolute autocrat eventually toppled by a popular revolution that led to the creation of the Soviet Empire. This is America. We don’t need a “Czar” – which is language actually used in the Council’s official motion. A Department Director would be fine.