Millions of tax dollars and dozens of speeches and political promises later, will LA homelessness ever get better?
Those sidewalks belong to everyone, not just those who seek to commandeer them.
Mayor Tom Bradley, 1987
I think we’ve done a much better job, but we have to improve dramatically.
Mayor Richard Riordan, 1997
For so many people, these shelters are the only safe place to be at night.
Mayor James Hahn, 2004
The magnitude of homelessness in Los Angeles makes $1 billion look like pocket change.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, 2007
Our city is in the midst of an extraordinary homeless crisis that requires an extraordinary response.
Mayor Eric Garcetti, 2017