January 11, 2022 (Los Angeles, CA) — The Committee for Greater LA, a cross-sectoral group of civic leaders working to advance system changes and dismantle institutional racism, today released the following statement from Miguel A. Santana, Chair of The Committee, regarding the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor’s unanimous proclamation of local emergency for homelessness in Los Angeles County.
“We applaud the Board of Supervisors’ actions on Tuesday to usher in urgently needed efficiencies in county government to deliver life-saving services to people experiencing homelessness.
“Our research on homelessness, along with the input from people with lived experience, shows that too often, our neighbors get caught up in bureaucratic red tape instead of getting the support they need. We are encouraged to see unanimous support by the Board of Supervisors to speed up the county’s response to save lives in Los Angeles. We look forward to continued coordination and accountability on this pressing issue.”
ABOUT THE COMMITTEE FOR GREATER LA:
The Committee for Greater LA assembled civic leaders at the start of the COVID pandemic to prioritize the recovery of LA County’s most marginalized communities. It is a cross-sectoral group of Angelenos who believe that our region’s response to the COVID pandemic can advance systems change and dismantle the institutions and policies that have perpetuated institutional racism. Its goal is sweeping systems change to ensure vulnerable and marginalized communities will be better off than before the crisis– there is #NoGoingBackLA. For more information, visit nogoingback.la.