The crusade to wreck the country’s major blue cities is proceeding nicely. By 2030, will San Fran, NYC, or LA even be habitable? I wouldn’t place the best odds on it. The pandemic may just be the tipping point for a wave of horrible policies that will double down on the destruction. Here’s what the Los Angeles City Council is busy doing, courtesy of the great Bill Melugin.
The Los Angeles city council voted on Wednesday to identify any hotels refusing to house the homeless as part of Project Roomkey, to investigate if any of those hotels have gotten tax breaks from the city in the past, and suggested these hotels may need to be “commandeered”.
The city’s goal has been to house 15,000 homeless through the project, but only 1,582 have been housed as of Wednesday, and the city has gotten frustrated with hotels that aren’t participating.
I wonder why.
Perhaps hotels don’t want their beds defecated on, their toilets stuffed full of rags, and blood and urine on their walls? Maybe they don’t want their hallways filled with marijuana smoke, heroin being shot up in their lobbies and guests threatened by paranoid schizos?
Maybe they want people to actually pay to stay there?
“If hotels are making a distinction among people classifying housed and unhoused differently in terms of accommodations that they’re going to be repaid for, that the city and county will pay for with reimbursements, then I think there’s a potential civil rights violation,” Councilman Mike Bonin said. “If the problems are on the hotel end, the public should know why, and then we should consider commandeering as they’ve talked about in other cities.”
The public, any member of it with a working brain, knows why.
And if hotels refusing to house crazy violent junkies, paid for by the city, is a civil rights violation, remedied by seizing the hotels, there will only be two kinds of hotels, low-end motels catering to junkies and prostitution, and hotels where rooms are priced too high for the government to afford them.
Enjoy the impact of $1,200 a night room hotels on LA tourism.