New tools for land use decisions and development policies that decrease greenhouse gas emissions
Evidence that L.A. street vendors contribute to retail and restaurant expansion
Report on Santa Clara Co.'s Homeless Population, Provides Roadmap for Allocation of Resources
ECONOMIC IMPACTS Street vending is a $504 million industry in Los Angeles. Every year, 50,000 microbusinesses set up shop on the sidewalks of the city, according to the Bureau of Street Services. Three-quarters sell merchandise, such as clothing and cell phone accessories. The other 10,000 sell bacon-wrapped hot dogs, tamales, and ice cream, street food for which Los Angeles is famous.
Purpose This report identifies the characteristics of the most vulnerable, distressed and costly homeless residents of Santa Clara County to guide strategies for stabilizing their lives through housing and supportive services, improving their wellbeing and reducing public costs for their care. The Study This report analyzes 25 million records for the entire population of residents who experienced homelessness in Santa Clara County at any point from 2007 to 2012 – a total of 104,206 individuals.
Communities in Los Angeles County have a new set of tools for land use decisions and development policies that decrease greenhouse gas emissions and improve workers’ wages. A report by the Economic Roundtable, Industry Greenhouse Gas and Wage Sustainability, identifies the climate change effects as well as the wage sustainability of jobs in each industry.
San Gabriel Valley ranks in the lowest tier, in terms of sustainability measures, emitting less greenhouse gases per job than the County but compensating workers at lower wages.
San Fernando Valley ranks in the middle tier, in terms of sustainability measures, emitting less greenhouse gases per job than Los Angeles County but compensating workers at lower wages.