Homeless Crisis: Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass declares state of emergency | LiveNOW from FOX

Former U.S. Representative Karen Bass was sworn in as the 43rd mayor of Los Angeles. In doing so, she became the first woman and second Black person to lead the city. In her inauguration speech, Bass reiterated her plan to tackle the homeless crisis, one of pillars of her campaign. During her campaign, Bass repeatedly stressed that homelessness and public safety were the two key issues at the top of her agenda as mayor. One of her campaign promises was to house 15,000 people by the end of her first year, as well as build more temporary, affordable, and permanent housing. Her goals also included ending street encampments, reducing homelessness and focusing on mental health and substance abuse services.

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