L.A. Times: Editorial: If state leaders want affordable housing, they have to stop bungling attempts to fund it

This bill is simply too important not to become law. The housing agency would provide a much-needed countywide vision for affordable housing, foster cooperation among the cities of the county, and, perhaps most important, secure the funding to ensure that the poorest residents have stable housing. Fewer than 10 of L.A. County’s 88 cities allocate local dollars to produce or preserve affordable housing. This agency could change all that.

Kamlager says that she has done everything she can within her power to resolve the dispute — she has met with stakeholders, considered amendments, “and even lit candles.”

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