Season 2, Episode 26: Unaccounted for: At Least $1 Billion Tax Dollars Designated for Helping Homelessness 29 Jun, 2024


Homelessness is spreading in California, but the tax dollar funds already sent from the State to counties and cities, designated for housing homeless people, are unaccounted for. Where did the money go? Who spent it? No one could provide an answer, per PPIC (Public Policy Institute of California) President, former Chief Justice of CA Supreme Court Tani Cantil-Sakauye, in an interview by Joanne Z. Tan.

“It is unacceptable”, said Tani.  When asked “Is there a mechanism for auditing the money?” Tani answered: “Oh, absolutely, there’s a mechanism. They could build it into the grant itself. We’ll give you a $250,000 and you report quarterly, telling us what you spent it on, telling us what your what your goal is, how you’re going to use it, what you spent it on, and what was achieved, and why or why not was that achieved? We all account. Everybody accounts. You know, it’s a matter of being responsible. Joanne asked: “Why wasn’t that done?” “I don’t know”, said Tani.

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Joanne Z. Tan interviewed Tani Cantil-Sakauye on June 24, 2024. Homeless crisis in California, as an excerpt here, is one of many subjects covered in the almost 2-hour interview. Stay tuned for more excerpts, and the full interview coming soon.

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