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L.A. County supervisors call for a state emergency declaration on homelessness
The Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to call for a state declaration of emergency on California’s homeless crisis.

The county’s homeless population was about 47,000 as of this year’s count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. There were an estimated 115,738 people homeless statewide in 2015.

County officials have been lobbying, so far without success, for a change in state law that would grant the county authority to seek a special tax on incomes over $1 million to pay for programs to address homelessness.