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The Los Angeles City Council has voted to identify hotels refusing to take part in Project Roomkey, an effort funded by the city government to house the homeless, and find out if they have gotten any tax incentives from the city. "If the problems are on the hotel end, the public should know why, and then we should consider commandeering as they've talked about in other cities." said Councilman Mike Bonin.

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  2. The real problem is finding maids willing to clean the rooms after turning said hotels into bum camps.
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  4. Sounds like Councilman Bonin should do more thinkin’ and less bonin’ businesses.

    1. Ex-journalist, crystal meth addict, alcoholic, Gay, democrat from Massachussetts. Surprised they’re not making him Biden’s VP.

  5. Wow. Please, do that. Seriously, do that. Watching corporations flee Cali like they would any socialist country that stole successful private property will be fun. Please keep digging your state’s grave, you corrupt bastards.

    1. Hotels can’t really flee California though. Big chains can stop opening up new hotels and cut maintenance for old ones, but as a industry fundamentally tied to a building. They can’t really relocate.

      1. They can do worse. They can donate the building to the city and let the city get stuck with all the expense.
        Take their losses and open up a quiet little bed and breakfast chain in Tennessee or Texas or some other state with no state income taxes and fewer regulations.

        1. Texas. Please stay west.

  6. find out if they have gotten any tax incentives from the city

    Like they say, once you take the Danegeld, you never get rid of the Dane. Or the Italian version, “some day we will ask you to do us a favor.”

    1. Even if they’re taking the Danegeld, they’re still paying a pretty hefty tax. For a tourist destination city like Los Angeles, that often the second biggest chunk of tax the city collects. So the Italian version would be more like, “now that we’ve broken youse kneecaps, some day we will ask you to do us a favor.”

    2. No, it’s once you pay the Danegeld. And that may be appropriate in this case, since a “tax incentive” is not a grant of money, but just a reduction in what they take from you.

  7. So does Bonin wear T-shirts with Mao or Mussolini?

    1. Che

  8. So. Stateionalization?

  9. TFA says the Ritz Carlton has 224 condos that people pay millions to live in. Is the city so stupid as to buy condos for the homeless? Is the city so stupid as to put the homeless in expensive hotels instead of the NoTell Motel scattered all over? TFA says the hotel has gotten millions in tax breaks. WTF for?

    This Ritz Carlton angle needs investigation. Shackleford lives in Los Angeles. Let’s find out what’s really going on here.

    1. Yes, the city is that stupid. Never underestimate the stupidity of government when it comes to spending other people’s money.

      L.A. has a serious homeless problem due to their mismanagement. They won’t build shelters, have banned tiny homes, actively encourage tent cities, so of course paying Ritz Carlton prices to house a homeless person is not beyond them. Hell, that’s cheaper than what it costs them to run their existing homeless shelters.

      1. Yeah, I know they are that stupid, it was a rhetorical question 🙂

        They were building apartments for the homeless, IIRC, I think reported in Reason, and the build price skyrocketed like every government boondoogle. No doubt mandated it be built with union labor. No doubt various councilman had businesses which benefited.

  10. its ironic that an area that relies on tourist who stay at hotels wants to take hotels out of the market and give to people who will provide nothing. Fewer hotel rooms gets fewer tourist, then fewer tax dollars to support the unsupportable. these people are putting more hole in a sinking ship hoping the water will drain faster. Stupid

  11. “If the problems are on the hotel end, the public should know why, and then we should consider commandeering as they’ve talked about in other cities.” said Councilman Mike Bonin.

    Can anyone document any US city outside of California talking about doing this?

    1. The comment doesn’t refer to other US cities… just other cities… like Havana or Caracas.

      CB

      1. Yes, but cities in other countries with different legal regimes doing it wouldn’t do anything to justify LA doing it.

    2. Leningrad and Stalingrad?

      1. Leningrad and Stalingrad are US cities?

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