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Your grandstanding Mayor and City Council


Mom and dad live in Hollywood...




...while the unwittingly homeless go poncho-less.


Oy. Plus veh. City Council tries to draft something in support of OccupyLA.

“Whereas, in cognizance that one of the factors spurring recent violent revolutionary protests in the Middle East is high income inequality, though the sobering reality is that income inequality in the United States is even higher than that of some of the countries torn asunder by violent revolution; for instance, according to the C.I.A. World Fact Book, the United States Gini coefficient, which is used to measure inequality, is higher than that of Egypt’s pre-Revolution....”

I can't quite make my way through it...read it for me, please.

How can the Mayor and Council do all this for those who are willfully homesteading, and also have neglected the needs of the homeless for the past two decades?

The Mayor and Council don't do this type of thing for those who live on the streets for years. They instead spend dozens of millions on affordable housing developments (which developers and contractors make all the money off of), but nothing on temporary shelters (let alone ponchos) for the chronically dispossessed.

EARLIER

Garcetti grabs onto OccupyLA coattails

Alarcon meet-and-greets OccupyLA

From Crown to Liberty to...Zuccotti

OccupyLA: small, "peaceful and stable"