Dan Walters

Dan Walters

As he was celebrating his landslide reelection last Tuesday night, a reporter asked Gavin Newsom what his most important issue would be during his second term.

He quickly replied that it would be confronting homelessness and the state’s chronic shortage of housing.

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(2) comments

Ray Fowler

Thanks, Dan, for another thoughtful column.

Governor Newsom has an immense task facing him... homelessness. I agree that Gavin's future political opponents... from both sides of the aisle... will use this issue against him. While the state's failure to curb homelessness is an easy target, it is also a most serious issue that does not appear to be getting better.

Judge Quentin Kopp wrote an excellent article last week about a different topic.. the high speed rail project. There is a lot of talk about the rail project, which is supported by Newsom, but not much is getting done... and costs keep rising. Can we say the same about homelessness? Lots of talk... not much action... costs keep rising. One out of four homeless folks are here in the Golden State. More than 40% of homeless in the US can be found in two states: California and New York. Most of those homeless are concentrated in cities run by the Democratic Party. What is happening to the billions of dollars earmarked for the homeless problem?

Bringing this issue home... literally... a DJ columnist plans to address the homeless issue and why it appears the industry built around providing support to the homeless is not incentivized to solve the homelessness crisis.

Terence Y

Mr. Walters, the title should be renamed, “Newsom resumes his homelessness charade” instead of “crusade” based on your column. Just more lip service from Newsom’s continued failure. BTW, where’s my gas refund?

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