If They Were Good Enough For The Citizens Of New Orleans. . . .
How much would it cost to buy a bunch of FEMA-style trailers and park them at that big, unused airport L.A. owns in the middle of nowhere, Palmdale?
A Fox article says FEMA bought 10,770 trailers for $367 million. That's about $34,000 each. The actual count of homeless in L.A. -- conducted by, idiotically enough, homeless people hired by the City -- was around 19,000. This year, the City of L.A. is taking in $717 million more than last year.
Do the math: you could buy every single homeless person his or her own personal FEMA style trailer without raising taxes a dime.
But that would help the homeless, not the millionaire developers backing Measure H. So nothing like that is ever going to happen.
And before you make any cracks about how trailers aren't good enough for people who now live on streets, think again. I know of at least one guy, not born to a wealthy family, who spent part of his childhood living in a trailer and went on to graduate from an Ivy-league school....