On Monday, Los Angeles County Supervisors, along with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and other local officials, kicked off a campaign urging LA County voters to approve Measure H, a quarter-cent sales tax increase that would go toward preventing homelessness, helping currently homeless residents move into affordable housing, and offering important services to newly the newly housed.
The tax will be on the upcoming March 7 ballot.
The LA Daily News’ Susan Abram has more on the campaign and the ballot measure, which aims to bring in approximately $350 million each year to combat the county’s homelessness crisis.
“From Pomona to Palisades, from Palmdale to (San) Pedro, we have too many unhoused Angelenos,” Mayor Garcetti said during a news conference. “It is unacceptable in Los Angeles. It is unforgivable if we do nothing about it.”