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Over the last week, @latimes has been releasing findings from a poll of issues that likely voters in L.A. are thinking about.

The big takeaway? 95% of voters identify homelessness as the No. 1 problem in L.A. County.

This is not surprising. Everyone is frustrated.

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From our perspective, the fact that homelessness continues to be the focus of just about everyone in L.A. County is a good thing.

For many decades it was not and that, in part, is what got us into today’s crisis.
The main finding in the poll we want to discuss is this:

A majority of voters say funds raised by Measure H and Prop. HHH have been spent “ineffectively.”

This is not a surprise.

But it’s worth digging into.
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1/ Today (JULY 31, 2019) is the Public-Feedback DEADLINE for the first-round of @_CreateTO Consultations on the Four (4) #HousingNow "PRIORITY" #AffordableHousing sites at WARDEN, WILSON, MERTON & VICTORIA PARK in #TOPoli...

LINK - createto.ca/housingnow/eve…
@_CreateTO @TORHousing @CityPlanTO 2/ In 2018, Mayor @JohnTory announced his #HousingNow plan to build "40,000 new affordable housing units over the next 12 years" - and our @HousingNowTO volunteers started "Running the Numbers" on each of those #AffordableHousing sites from @_CreateTO...

cbc.ca/news/canada/to…
@_CreateTO @TORHousing @CityPlanTO @JohnTory 3/ In January 2019, we launched our Free, Public, Interactive MAP to allow anyone to "visit" the Eleven (11) proposed #HousingNow sites for new #AffordableHousing development-proposals by @_CreateTO. In Seven (7) months - we have had over 19,000+ Views...

HousingNowTO.com
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At the @cityofsydney we want you, the people who live, work & visit Sydney, to help us shape the city’s future: that’s what #SustainableSydney2050 is about. I’m at Town Hall with about 500 people to further the plan today, part of 18months of consultation on our city, our future.
As Lord Mayor @CloverMoore just said, we don’t want to just react. We want to lead. We want our community to be prepared & resilient to face a changing world.

Our cities can be engines for Inclusion & sustainability, but business-as-usual won’t get us there. #ourcityourfuture
But we *do* need to recognise our enormous privilege & out-sized impact. Megan Flynn from @Earthwatch_Aus tells us, in most of the world, July 29 is the day we “use up” our sustainable allocation of natural resources.

In Australia, that date is March 31. #ourcityourfuture
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Let's hear from David Blewett for Dallas City Council #D14 in his own words:

What has @PhilipTKingston not accomplished because of his temperament?
"That's a question that's difficult to answer. You can't point to things that aren't there"
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dallasobserver.com/news/dallas-ci…
#JuvenileCurfew (Kids in Handcuffs)
"The City should have to tools to do it"
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#AffordableHousing
"I just don't get it.The way they did it in older cities,you had neighborhoods that were ethnically segregated.Specific to different wage groups or different ethnicity. It will not be attractive to higher income people, so that'll kind of keep a lid on it"
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How good are Franking Credits?... A thread 1/7
Go for that tax give away if you can get it.
Gather up every last cent in #Frankingcredits where possible...
And then redistribute it.
Be the govt we don't have.
#auspol
2/7 The #frankingcredit handout that goes mostly to shareholders with $2 M or more is set to continue indefinitely.
Over the next 10 yrs we'll need to find $58B for fund tax refunds to ppl who pay no tax.
And the election has simply made more ppl aware of this free money.
#auspol
3/7 There have now been calls to broaden or increase the GST to fund this unsustainable give away.
The media have forecast cuts to govt services to raise revenue.
No matter which way you look at it, the poor will be paying long & hard, for this #frankingcredit 'gift'.
#auspol
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Good morning! ☕ A nugget from the upcoming @DCHCMPO Board meeting: Growth in vehicle miles traveled (VMT) is outpacing population growth in the Triangle and throughout North Carolina. dchcmpo.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?m…
@DCHCMPO As more people move here, they encounter land use patterns, transportation infrastructure, and policy making that encourage driving as the primary or only travel mode. So what do they do? They drive.
At the state level, resources through @NCDOT to make lasting, substantial changes in nonhighway infrastructure are paltry compared to those for road widening, intersection and interchange "improvements," and other projects that reinforce driving as the best and only travel mode.
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1/ Some more details on yesterday's #HousingNow Proposal by Mayor @JohnTory in #TOPoli.

Here's a Public-Map of the 11 Sites / 13 Addresses with Links to @_CreateTO - where available... #OpenData #OpenGov

drive.google.com/open?id=1ROhMQ…
2/ ...most of these sites should be "As of Right" to build new HIGH-DENSITY Housing on what are now cheap/subsidixed Surface Parking-Lots near #TTC Stations - including new @CrosstownTO Stations in #TOPoli...and stations serviced by the new Vaughan extension...
3/ ...but in #TOPoli - the Deafult setting is "NO" - and Councillors have fought efforts to reduce CHEAP parking-spots at #TTC stations in the Past...

cbc.ca/news/canada/to…
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I’m going to be doing a series of tweets every day for a week or 2 to help inform young people on the possibility of running for office.

These tweets are NOT endorsements but are just to show that it is possible to run for office at a young age and there are people that do.
#TheYoungPeopleWillWin

@TayAnderson2019 is 20yrs old, running for Denver school board.

His focus is school safety and mental health. Follow him and check out his incredible life story to learn more: vimeo.com/291323502
#TheYoungPeopleWillWin

19 y/o @Hinkle4SC who has

-transitioned 60+ schools away from plastic bottles

-helped convert 6 high school campuses to solar

-briefed Congress on nuclear waste storage.

Is Now running a corporate-free campaign for San Clemente City Council.
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Housing And Health: An Overview Of The Literature

@LaurenTaylorMPH 2018 @Health_Affairs #SDoH

Housing stability, quality, safety, and affordability all affect health outcomes, as do physical and social characteristics of neighborhoods. healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hpb…
Exploring the link between housing and health

#SDoH #HiAP #PEoH #IRoS @amyreports @Marketplace marketplace.org/2018/06/13/hea…
The @HousingACTION campaign has released a new fact sheet highlighting the role of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit in improving health outcomes for low-income families and communities. #SDoH #HiAP #PEoH static1.squarespace.com/static/566ee65…
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Sometimes it's the little things, the pilot projects & experiments that have the biggest city-building impact. In no particular order, here's a thread of #coollittlethings the City of #HamOnt did in 2017 ... and a shoutout to my staff who made them happen
1/ Special loading zones for musicians outside concert venues as part of our #MusicCity strategy #coollittlethings #hamont (thx to staff in Culture and Parking)
2/ The "Mountain Climber" pilot project = free bus rides up the #NiagaraEscarpment for #cyclists #coollittlethings #hamont (thx to HSR and Transportation Planning staff)
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