Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and a group of other city leaders from around California and the nation are backing the proposed Ending Homelessness Act.

The legislation sponsored by U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters would use more than $13 billion to the efforts of cities to deal with the homelessness crisis.

Garcetti says in a statement Monday that homelessness is a national emergency that requires federal action.

Thousands of people live on the streets of Los Angeles, where tent encampments line many streets and filth is a problem.

Among California officials also supporting the legislation are the mayors of Sacramento, Oakland, Anaheim, Santa Ana and Riverside.

Associated Press

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  1. Yes, let’s keep imploding the budget. Free everything. When does it end. We can’t help everyone. Garcetti is upset because he’s facing recall. Which I signed.

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