We reported earlier today about the Los Angeles effort to deal with the homeless problem, which has been rampant.
They haven’t actually solved anything about the homeless problem, though. But Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is providing the homeless some garbage bins in which they can keep their possessions.
Thanks to the support of our City Council, we are doubling storage for Skid Row residents who need a safe place to store their belongings.
The new Bin site will be filled with community spaces and resources to support nearly every Angeleno experiencing homelessness in Skid Row. pic.twitter.com/UPoiZyp8gM
— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) December 11, 2019
They were provided $1.2 billion dollars to fund housing three years ago, yet haven’t completed a single building. The apartments they were considering building would have cost $531,373 per apartment, according to Twitchy.
One would have thought you were providing a beach apartment in Malibu, instead of s simply apartment. But government being government, and then L.A. government being L.A. government, probably makes it 10x as much.
But now, there’s a new idea of how to deal with the problem.
Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kapan has a new idea.
From a $531,373 apartment that doesn’t get built, now you can actually live on a cruise ship!
She’s considering moving 1000 homeless people onto a ship docked in the port of Oakland.
Will they be providing the spa and the massage services too? And how much will that all cost the taxpayers?
All of that isn’t clear, of course. Expect that to become another boondoggle.
But it’s probably better than the idea than some other cities had – shipping the homeless to Hawaii.