Hey, here's your opportunity, finally, to cash in on the ongoing boondoggle that is City Hall.
Step 1: You're going to need to form a "non-profit" corportaion, ideally with a Spanish name, like, "Viven en los Coches."
Step 2: Negotiate an option to lease a parking lot from, say, six p.m. to six a.m., seven days a week.
Step 3: Get bids on renting portable bathrooms with showers.
Step 4: Submit your bid for a piece of the $750,000 of tax money that City Councilman Bill Rosendahl plans to spend on providing parking lots, complete with potties and showers, for people living in their cars.
You think I'm making this up? You wish! Read about it in the Los Angeles Times for yourself.
Remind me: How many people are we already paying to provide services for the homeless? How many hundreds of millions of dollars of tax dollars went into subsidies for "affordable housing?"
While you're at it, why don't you calculate how many nights at a budget hotel one could purchase with $750,000? How many apartments could you rent, for how long? Assuming a rent of, say, $1,000 per month, you could buy 750 months' worth of housing. Divide that by, say, 12 months, and you could rent 62 apartments for a year -- and that's before you sell their cars to help pay for the program.
But before you even go down that road, so to speak, why do we need yet another program? Why can't all the programs we already pay for cover these people? Can you please explain that, Mr. City Councilman, before you start another program?