LA Homelessness Problem Exacerbated by City Corruption, Says Investigative Journalist

Commentary In Los Angeles, taxpayers have supported measures in recent years to dedicate billions of their dollars to helping the homeless. Yet, since these measures were enacted, the homelessness problem has worsened, says local 30-year veteran journalist Jerry Sullivan. He has investigated the use of public funds for projects to help the homeless, and concluded that corruption among city officials is a likely reason those funds are leaking away. He gave the example of a warehouse on Paloma Street in the industrial area of downtown L.A. being leased by the city to turn it into a shelter. “The city agreed to lease it at a rate that seems to make no sense by any reasonable comparisons,” Sullivan told The Epoch Times. According to documents he obtained through the California Public Records Act, the city is leasing the warehouse at twice the going rate. The initial proposal to city council was …