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CBS Questions LAHSA Spending for Staff Items


CBS Investigative Reporter David Goldstein used credit cards to find expenses he felt were excessive for Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LASHS) staff when the agency is suppose to be in charge of administering millions for homeless agencies. In question were prices of shoes and purchases of furniture, parties, and gift cards for employees. LAHSA Director Peter Lynn defended the spending. Jay Handel, co-chairman of the Citywide Budget Advocates, said it was not what money should be used for when people are living in a boxes. Handel is also treasurer of the West Los Angeles Neighborhood Council and hearing examiner for Los Angeles Police Commission.

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  1. Nick Antonicello

    If this isn’t yet another reason to secede from Los Angeles, I don’t know what can move people to detach. #Vexit

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