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Homeless outreach teams ready to bring services to the streets
via L.A. Times

In a nutshell: With nearly $20 million flowing in this year from the Measure H homeless sales tax, street outreach has become the most visible of the county's 21 homeless strategies and the first to show measurable effects.

Quote of note: “No one has ever done the level of street outreach that L.A. is doing right now," said Colleen Murphy, supervisor of outreach coordination at the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

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On his first day as L.A. schools chief, Beutner visits a bus depot and schools across the district
Via L.A. Times

In a nutshell: Los Angeles Unified School District's new superintendent, Austin Beutner, kicked off his first day of work Tuesday with a choreographed tour of the nation's second-largest school district, from the San Fernando Valley to Carson.

Quote of note: “Beutner is expected to confront not just the district's lagging test scores but to apply his business savvy to its precarious financial situation.”

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Here’s where LA’s emergency homeless shelters could go
Via Curbed Los Angeles

In a nutshell: Los Angeles city leaders are pressing forward with plans to build new emergency homeless shelters on land owned by the city.

Quote of note: “Thanks to a new state law, construction of new shelters will be accelerated, allowing projects to bypass much of the city’s lengthy planning process.”

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LA County Approves $402M To Fight Homelessness
Via CBS Los Angeles

In a nutshell: The funding approved unanimously by the five-member board is for the second-year budget of Measure H, the voter-approved quarter-cent sales tax dedicated exclusively to providing services and programs to combat the homelessness crisis.

Quote of note: “Today’s vote was an important milestone in continuing the difficult and essential work of bringing help and hope to our homeless neighbors,” said Board Chair Sheila Kuehl. “The Measure H spending plan approved today by the Board builds on proven strategies and puts resources where they’re needed most.