Los Angeles Times Asks Troubling Question About City's Homeless Epidemic

The headline almost says it all: "How can a place with 58,000 homeless people continue to function?"

The city of Los Angeles has a homeless crisis that is reaching unimaginable levels. With each passing month, more people end up on the streets without a place to sleep at night.

"Across the city, drivers exiting freeways routinely encounter homeless people on the off-ramps shuffling from window to window requesting money. Libraries, train stations and public parks have become refuges for homeless people. In many residential neighborhoods and commercial districts, encampments have become a seemingly immutable fact of life."

Something needs to change in the way the city government is running the place. Their exorbitant tax rates, strict land use regulations, and high population density are driving the problem. Time to think of ways to reverse it.