LA supervisors endorse spending plan for homelessness tax

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have approved a new spending plan to allocate millions of dollars from a special sales tax to pay for homeless services. 

Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to accept the recommendations of a planning committee on how to divide up the nearly $259 million in revenue projected to be collected by the city in the first year of Measure H. 

The measure, which approved by LA county voters back in March, is meant to provide rental subsidies, case management, and mental health services for homeless people.

The LA Times reports that the board did not address the issue of whether they should provide an additional $1.2 million to the Sheriff's Department to help them beef up its homeless outreach tea. 

Measure H is projected to raise around $35.5 billion over the next ten years. 

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