The L.A. City Controller released a new audit of L.A.'s homeless agency and finds that its street outreach team is falling short. Plus, LADOT has issued fewer parking tickets so far this year. And, the Music Center Plaza in downtown L.A. has reopened after a 20-month renovation.
City Controller Homeless Audit
Despite L.A.'s efforts to address homelessness, the city agency in charge of organizing boots on the ground is failing. That's according to a report by Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin that assesses LAHSA, or the L.A. Homeless Services Authority. Specifically, the problem is with the $10.3 million LAHSA has spent in the last two years on street outreach. That's where teams of people -- like a former homeless person, a health professional, a police officer and more -- will engage with homeless people to connect them with help.
- Ron Galperin, Los Angeles City Controller
Fire Zones Ordinance
The L.A. City Council's public safety committee is considering a wildfire prevention ordinance later this afternoon. The goal is to reduce the risk of fire by improving the city's ability to relocate homeless individuals from high-fire-severity zones.
- Monica Rodriguez, L.A. City Councilwoman
San Mateo Juvenile Detention
There's a unique program in San Mateo, Calif., to provide kids in juvenile detention access to college classes, and then support – once they’re released – in continuing with their college education.
On the Lot
The divide between Netflix and theaters grows so wide, not even Martin Scorsese could bridge it. Plus, more and more film directors are pushing a new "filmmaker mode" for T.V. sets.
- Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter
If you drive in L.A., you already know traffic is a nightmare. And that nightmare only continues when you park and get a ticket. But there's good news. The city of Los Angeles has been issuing fewer parking tickets this year. That's according to an analysis of LA Department of Transportation and City Controller data.
- Ethan Ward, Xtown L.A.
Music Center Plaza Reopens
The newly remodeled plaza at the Music Center is finally ready to enjoy.
- Carla Javier, KPCC