California mayors push state for funding to address homelessness
By Liam Dillon - LA Times
The mayors of California’s 11 largest cities are pushing for $1.5 billion in state money to address homelessness.
“Homelessness is the single biggest quality of life challenge we face in our cities,” said Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, who is leading the group of big-city mayors. “Cities cannot do it alone.”
The pitch comes in new state legislation, Assembly Bill 3171, which would require local governments to match the state dollars, resulting in $3 billion to fund homeless shelters, rental assistance, permanent housing and other efforts.