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The Hon. Mike Feuer
Los Angeles City Attorney
James K. Hahn- City Hall East, Suite 800
Re: Appoint Ted Hayes, the Most Qualified Activist As Los Angeles Czar Homeless
Dear Hon. City Attorney, Mike Fuer,
We the People, US citizens residing in Los Angeles, request an immediate EMERGENCY audience with you concerning our nominee for Czar Homeless or Special Mayoral Envoy (The SME).
The dire and daunting situation of chronic, sidewalk, encampment homelessness has reaching an ever increasing peak of frustration, fear, and madness in tax paying residents, business proprietors and property owners, as well as causing a “damned if they do, damned if they don’t” demoralizing effect on law enforcement officers.
This sentiment is rapidly increasing, as well as the numbers of homeless persons and complexities seemingly ever since led the Council to rightly, morally and courageously declare homelessness an EMERGENCY Crisis, being followed by those of LA County and California State Assembly; and passage of HHH and H.
Clearly something very basic and simple is amiss, which is precisely what you sir, has correctly identified and have courageously called Mayor Eric Garcetti to appoint a single person who knows what to do about our dilemma.
See the attached articles:
- “L.A. needs a homelessness czar” by Mike Feuer – Jan 09, 2018
- LA’s Homeless Crisis Needs FEMA-like ‘Field General,’ City Attorney says – by Elizabeth Chou Daily News October 23, 2017
We the People residing in Los Angeles city proper know just the right person whom you can help us refer to the mayor.
We propose that this task be appointed to the long time, legendary Civil Rights – resolve homelessness activist, Theodore “Ted: Hayes, whom has the knowledge via his first hand, voluntary experiences over the last 34 years, most importantly the first eight (8) in which dwell on the city sidewalks of Central City East district, dubbed Skid Row.
As no other activist today in Los Angeles, or anywhere throughout the nation in US history has such an impeccable record of service to the public on the matters of said homelessness.
As an example of his ability and uncanny foresight, in 1999, from his landmark Dome Village, he and his staff, along with the office of then LA City Attorney, James K. Hahn managed to forge a prophetic an non-legally binding document that precisely addresses the present situation, even making sound suggestions for resolution, including calling for US Presidential intervention.
Please see attached, the JSAP (Joint Statement and Action Plan of the Law Enforcement Working Group). You will note that Mayor Garcettis’ father, the Hon. Gil Garcetti, who as LA District Attorney General worked on the landmark as well, being one of the signatories endorsing Ted’s national plan to end homelessness by Presidential fiat.
Special note: In Los Angeles city and county, black citizens are respectively in each circa 8 % and 9% of the general population, yet they are circa 40% of the homeless; in downtown, from the hotels, SRO’s, shelters, missions; to automobiles, abandoned buildings and vacant lots, to sidewalks, circa 90% are BLACK MEN, then BLACK WOMEN and their CHILDREN, followed by an assortment of others.
Being that Ted is also a US black citizen, at the mature and wise age of 67 years, having no criminal record other than acts of civil disobedience in the cause, nor is a public meeting disrupter, and as the only activist with a broad, sweeping comprehensive plan with LA being the national and global model, don’t you think, as we do, that after all these years, he should be allowed a shot at this? Or, perhaps, black lives don’t matter after all.
Please see these brief videos of his conciliatory, non protesting spirit, demonstrating a loving win-win-win cooperation with all concerned, i.e., 1) government officials; 2) residents, merchants, property owners, etc; 3) homeless persons themselves.
- Theodore “Ted” Hayes, Jr. visit LA County Board of Supervisor (2:53 secs)
- “If We Knew What To Do” LA The Homeless Way
- “Beyond My World” interview with Ted, ee at www.Domevillage.us and scroll down.
We strongly urge and encourage you to advise Mr. Garcetti to NOW appoint Mr. Hayes to this office, without government pay, because we will care for him and his family, that he may immediately begin to properly assist you to keep your promises to us concerning homelessness. Truly a public-private venture!
We contend, that without doubt, Ted is the most qualified activist for this non-government paying position, and that he will be a huge asset to you and all concerned, especially homeless persons. At least, let try this, sir! We have all to gain.
Therefore, a delegation of us seek an audience with you to further discuss this matter in details. Furthermore, if you wish, we can bring Ted with us.
After 34 years of true commitment, given the circumstances that the whole city and region is in, this is his time to shine for us all.
We eagerly look forward to meeting with you.
Thanks and blessing for your cooperation and compliance with We the People.
Signed, __________________________ Date, _________________