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AB-2848 Local mandate: homeless reduction plan.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 8258 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

8258.
 (a) (1) On or before January 1, 2022, each city and county shall develop a plan to reduce homelessness within its jurisdiction.
(2) The plan shall include all of the following:
(A) The number of homeless individuals currently within the jurisdiction of the city or county.
(B) The city or county’s capacity and progress to house the homeless population in its jurisdiction.
(C) The city or county’s capacity and progress to address underlying issues that cause or exacerbate homelessness.
(D) Efforts being taken to prevent individuals from reentering or becoming newly homeless and the progress of those efforts.
(E) Efforts being taken to ensure that exits from jails, hospitals, and foster care do not result in homelessness.
(F) Efforts being taken to close deficits in the areas described in this paragraph.
(3) The plan shall set forth the actions necessary to reduce the city or county’s unsheltered homeless population by at least 10 percent in the first year of the plan, and each year thereafter, based on the homeless point-in-time count pursuant to Section 578.3 of Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(4) On or before January 1, 2022, each city and county shall transmit the adopted plan to the coordinating council.
(5) Each city and county shall submit an annual progress report to the coordinating council that details the implementation of its plan and its progress in meeting the goal described in paragraph (3).
(b) (1) Upon receipt of a plan submitted pursuant to subdivision (a), the coordinating council shall review the plan and provide feedback and recommended revisions to the city or county.
(2) A city or county that receives recommended revisions to its plan from the coordinating council shall either adopt the recommended revisions, or adopt findings as to why the revisions are not needed.
(c) (1) If the coordinating council determines that a city or county has failed to meet the mandatory homeless reduction goal set forth in this section, the coordinating council shall notify the city or county that it is not in substantial compliance with this section. The coordinating council shall work with the city or county to identify obstacles in achieving the mandatory goal and assist the city or county in revising its plan.
(2) If the coordinating council determines that a state or local agency has not adopted a plan pursuant to subdivision (a), or has failed to implement its plan, the coordinating council shall notify the Office of the Inspector General that the city or county is not in compliance with this section.
(d) (1) The Office of the Inspector General may bring an action against a city or county to compel compliance with this section pursuant to Section 1085 of the Code of Civil Procedure. An action against a county pursuant to this section shall be brought in the superior court for that county and an action brought against a city pursuant to this section shall be brought in the superior court for the county in which the city is located.
(2) If, in any action brought pursuant to this section, the court finds that the applicable city or county has not complied with this section, the Office of the Inspector General may request that the court issue an order or judgment directing the state or local agency to comply with this section by taking either of the following actions:
(A) In the case of a city or county that has failed to adopt plan, adopt a plan in accordance with this section.
(B) Require the city or county to revise its plan and set forth specific actions that will be taken to reduce homelessness.
(3) If the court issues an order or judgment pursuant to paragraph (2), it shall retain jurisdiction to ensure that its order or judgment is carried out.
SEC. 2.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.