Saturday, June 29, 2019

FLASHBACK: The Los Angeles Times: Mayor Eric Garcetti pledges to end veteran homelessness in 2015


Mayor Eric Garcetti committed Wednesday to accept the Obama administration's challenge to end veteran homelessness in Los Angeles in the next 17 months, saying he will not accept that "veterans live in our city without a place of their own."

Garcetti's pledge came during an appearance in Century City with First Lady Michelle Obama, who told 900 business and labor leaders, politicians and homeless advocates at the Unite for Veterans Summit that success in Los Angeles County is crucial to meeting the administration's homelessness goal. The county has the most homeless veterans in the country, more than 6,300.

ICYMI: KOMO News: Paradise Lost: Homeless in Los Angeles

Vice News: Los Angeles Is Spending $4.5 Billion To End Homelessness - AND MADE IT WORSE!!

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Website will be live soon! #recallgarcetti

UPDATE: PDF to Print and Gather Signatures to be Announced ASAP

We will post a PDF in the approved format by the Los Angeles City Clerk Elections Division ASAP. Please standby. We will announce in the coming days.
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Friday, June 21, 2019

Michael Medved Talks to Alexandra Datig about L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Recall over Homeless Crisis #recallgarcetti - "What Kind of Mayor Does This to His Own City?"

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Fox Business: San Diego homeless population drops to 6 percent in 2019

FILED Notice of Intent to Recall Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti with the Los Angeles City Clerk's Office Elections Division

Calling on Controller Ron Galperin to Investigate Los Angeles City Clerk's Office Elections Division!

Calling for FBI Investigation of Los Angeles City Clerk's Office Elections Division!

The Los Angeles City Clerk's Office Elections Division keeps LYING!!

On August 15th, 2008 you, Eric Garcetti as President of the Los Angeles City Council, SIGNED this commendation acknowledging the POLLUTION of the L.A. River and L.A.'s waterways IS ILLEGAL! #recallgarcetti

City Watch: Could ‘Conservatorship’ Be Another Solution for LA’s Homeless Crisis?

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"...The ultra-liberal San Francisco elected officials recently authorized to remove homeless individuals and place them in a facility for their own health and safety. Known as Conservatorship, the program has the endorsement of Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Rafael Mandelman and California State Senator Scott Wiener, along with many other political and civic leaders in San Francisco. They report that it is a necessary step in dealing with the often-homeless addicts who are a danger to themselves and others. The program allows a court to appoint a public conservator for those who have been involuntarily detained for psychiatric hospitalization under section 5150 of the California welfare and institution code.

If San Francisco can implement this program, LA can and should explore it, too. It could be a way to finally begin to reduce the number of homeless individuals and families in Los Angeles. It has been determined and known for a long time that a significant number of homeless people are either mentally ill or addicted to drugs and can no longer hold a job or function in society. The utilization of the Conservatorship provisions can serve as a reasonable and humanitarian way of addressing the tragedy of homelessness..."

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(Dennis P. Zine is a former and retired LAPD Supervisor, former and retired 12-year Los Angeles City Councilman and current General Manager at Bell Canyon in Ventura County. Edited for CityWatch by Linda Abrams.)

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Todd Starnes Show: Alexandra Datig Infuriated About L.A. Homeless Crisis, Strongly Urges Mayor Garcetti "Step Down Now!" #recallgarcetti

Alexandra Datig Talks to Dr. Drew and Leeann Tweeden about Garcetti Recall, LPS Act Conservatorship on Mentally Ill Homeless

Proof of Service to Recall Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti

Garcetti Recall Petitioner Alexandra Datig Talks to John and Ken About Serving Garcetti with Formal Notice of Intent

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Recall Petitioner Alexandra D. Datig Appears On Tucker Carlson "What are we supposed to tell our kids?" - June 19, 2019

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June 19, 2019

The homeless state of emergency in Los Angeles has brought out City to its knees!

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is the most ineffective Mayor this city has ever seen! Mayor Eric Garcetti, you are finished being L.A.’s slumlord and death camp leader! The citizens of Los Angeles WILL NOT lower their standards to enable you to destroy the city and the public health.

I am here to ask the citizens of Los Angeles, are you better off now than you were 6 years ago?

In the past six years there’s been a 75% increase in homelessness in Los Angeles. The City of Los Angeles’s is failing to prevent homelessness, where for every 133 people housed, another 155 become homeless. - Eric Garcetti has FAILED to prevent homelessness!

Because of Garcetti’s FAILED leadership, becoming homeless in Los Angeles has become a death sentence for many! The L.A. County Coroner reported more than 3,600 people have died on the streets of Los Angeles in the past five years. In 2018, 918 people died. The rate for homeless women dying on the street has more than doubled.

16,000 people are living in his or her car. Where is the transitional housing?

Eric Garcetti has FAILED to prevent drug addiction by enabling the mentally ill and drug addicted, forcing them into conditions where they have to live and die on the streets of Los Angeles. These third-world conditions pose a threat to all of the public health! Where are the resources to treat the addicted and mentally ill?

Eric Garcetti has FAILED by not completing one unit with the $1.2 billion bond money allocated by voters through measure HHH. Where is this this money going and how is it being spent?

It is time to recall the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti for his inaction on homelessness in Los Angeles. Mayor Garcetti, it is time you accept your FAILURE and step down! Your best is not good enough!

We demand you step down before the citizens of Los Angeles remove you with this recall! We have had enough!


Friday, June 14, 2019

Dr. Drew On Homeless, Medically Unscreened Illegals: Tuberculosis, Typhoid Fever Already Here, Entire Population At Risk

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Los Angeles Daily News: L.A.’s chief auditor urges transparency over city’s use of Prop. HHH homeless funds

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By PIERCE SINGGIH | | Los Angeles Daily News

Citing the results of the 2019 homeless count, L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin on Wednesday urged leaders to more closely look at what’s happening to available public dollars targeted to combat the problem, which has been cascading across the city.

“Angelenos need to know where their money is going and deserve better results,” Galperin said in a statement reminding the public of his office’s first analysis of Proposition HHH spending in his recent Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

Homelessness is up 16% over last year in the city and 12% countywide — and in the San Fernando Valley, the problem is also acute, jumping to 6,772 from 6,621 last year, according to results released last week for the January count. The annual count reported that nearly 59,000 people in L.A. County are now homeless, with 23% of those experiencing homelessness without shelter.

Galperin — the auditor and chief accounting officer for the city — noted L.A. has not been using all of its readily available funds to combat homelessness. Of the $86.4 million available funds provided by the voter-approved bond measure HHH, Galperin’s annual report said Los Angeles used only $4.5 million in the fiscal year 2018.

Furthermore, as of January, according to the City Controller’s office, $362 million in HHH funds were readily available and in total, $34 million has been spent.

With all of these spent funds, no new housing units have actually been built. Rather, the City Controller’s office says the funds have been used for pre-construction or construction.

“It has been two-and-a-half years since L.A. voters approved Measure HHH to spend $1.2 billion to create 10,000 supportive housing units,” Galperin said in a press release last week. “While nobody expected these units to be built overnight, at this moment not one HHH project has been completed. And the average total development cost per unit is nearly $520,000.”


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ABC 7 Eyewitness News: Petition issued to recall L.A. Mayor Garcetti over handling of homelessness crisis - No Comment From Garcetti

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Garcetti Recall Petitioner Alex Datig Appears On KABC 790 With Jillian Barberie & John Phillips To Discuss L.A.'s State of Emergency with Homelessness

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U.S. News: The Homeless Are Dying in Record Numbers on the Streets of Los Angeles. More than 918 died in 2018.

By Anna Gorman and Harriet Blair Rowan, By Kaiser Health News, Contributor April 23, 2019

A record number of homeless people — 918 last year alone — are dying across Los Angeles County, on bus benches, hillsides, railroad tracks and sidewalks.

Deaths have jumped 76% in the past five years, outpacing the growth of the homeless population, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis of the coroner's data.

Health officials and experts have not pinpointed a single cause for the sharp increase in deaths, but they say rising substance abuse may be a major reason. The surge also reflects growth in the number of people who are chronically homeless and those who don't typically use shelters, which means more people are living longer on the streets with serious physical and behavioral health issues, they say.

ABC 7: Sun Valley business owners overwhelmed by L.A.'s homeless crisis! 'Employees AFRAID to show up for work!'


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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Garcetti Recall Petitioner Alex Datig Appears The Daily Ledger To Discuss L.A.'s State of Emergency with Homelessness

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ICYMI: The Los Angeles Times: Even if California spends millions more on homelessness, here’s why few will notice

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'...Some state-funded projects and programs have been slow to show results by the standards of a frustrated public. And housing in California has become so expensive that it has been hard to feel the impact of the spending because, in many places, people are falling into homelessness as fast as people on the streets can be housed.

In Los Angeles, a recent county report found that 27,000 homeless people had been placed into permanent housing in 18 months. But a renter needs to make $47.52 per hour, which is more than triple the minimum wage, to pay the median monthly rent of $2,471, according to another report by the California Housing Partnership.

In Alameda County, where Newsom launched his task force, the most recent point-in-time count revealed a 43% jump in homelessness since 2017. EveryOne Home, the organization that conducted the count, says that every year, about 1,500 people enter permanent housing in the county, while nearly 3,000 people also become homeless for the first time.

Monday, June 10, 2019

The Los Angeles Times: $339,000 for a restroom? L.A. politicians balk at the cost of toilets for homeless people

Photo Credit: Alex Datig

It seems like an obvious fix to the squalor and stench as homelessness surges on Los Angeles streets: more restrooms.

But L.A. has estimated that staffing and operating a mobile bathroom can cost more than $300,000 annually — a price tag that has galled some politicians. During budget talks this spring, city officials estimated that providing toilets and showers for every homeless encampment in need would cost more than $57 million a year.


NBC4 L.A. Streets Of Shame Series: L.A. City Controller Concerned, Not One Unit Built To Date With $1.2 Billion Prop. HHH Bond Money, Allocated For 10,000 Units

The Los Angeles Times: 16,000 people in L.A. now live in cars, vans and RVs. But safe parking remains elusive

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By SONJA SHARP, JUN 10, 2019

Two years ago, Los Angeles began testing an alternative to homeless shelters called safe parking, giving people living in their cars a secure spot to sleep at night.

The first site was quickly deemed a success, so the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority agreed to fund nine more lots in the pilot program, with promises to expand.

Earlier this year, before the release of new data showing more than 16,500 people living in their vehicles, the authority put out a request to providers across the county to help them make good on that promise.

But the details of the request left some groups frustrated, saying the rules were too burdensome and the budget too tight.

FPI: L.A. Homelessness Parallels L.A. Riots, Northridge Earthquake, #RecallGarcetti

Alex asks L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti to either step down or face a recall over his weak leadership on L.A.'s homeless crisis.  talks about what it is like to live and work in Downtown Los Angeles surrounded by homelessness. About how the City of Los Angeles is no longer a safe or healthy place to live. She blames L.A.'s Mayor Eric Garcetti for the problem of chronic homelessness, calling out his weak leadership on the crisis. She also exposes how City Controller Ron Galperin pointed out finding of his audit of Proposition HHH, not one unit was built with the $1.2 billion in bond money. Prop. HHH is a 10-year program approved by voters to build 10,000 apartments units for the homeless of Los Angeles.

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Pasadena Star News: Alhambra Unified seeks to help its hidden families — the homeless

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By CHRISTOPHER YEE | | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

'...During the recent push to address homelessness in Los Angeles County — buoyed by Measure H, the quarter-percent county sales tax to fund homeless services — service providers have been trying to do more to keep people from slipping into homelessness because “it costs less to prevent someone from becoming homeless than to help them after they become homeless,” she said.

The problem, Miskey said, is that homeless service providers are tasked by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and other government agencies with primarily focusing on helping those already on the streets. That focus should be broadened, Miskey said.

“Some of these families that are unstably housed come to a point where they will actually become homeless,” Miskey said. “People don’t immediately go from losing their apartments to being homeless, but those double-up or couch surfing situations eventually become untenable.”...'