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While the mainstream media keeps harping on President's Trump impeachment senate trial, the Senior Trump administration has quietly made significant strides with Los Angeles officials that would provide the city with federal funds to control the homeless epidemic in not only LA but the county as well.
These strides have come after numerous calls between the Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger.
Despite the president's lieu of tweets with anti-California rhetoric and threats to invoke emergency powers to force local officials to handle the homeless problem, much of this deal has been kept behind the scenes.
It appears that Garcetti's formal letter to Carson and Trump pleading for federal help made the deal a public ordeal.
“I appreciate the federal resources that Secretary Carson offered yesterday,” Garcetti wrote, referencing the city’s request for money and land.
The spokesperson for the Mayor told the Los Angeles Times that, “Los Angeles is already taking bold steps forward, and more emergency assistance from our federal partners could help us scale up our work, and get our homeless neighbors off the street more quickly."
A White House spokesman declined to comment on the deal.
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