I decided to take a walk into Hollywood yesterday to catch a glimpse of the Oscars preparations on the boulevard. I was met by marchers of the 'Yes On H' initiative which is the “Los Angeles County Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness”.

Overwhelmingly, the first thing that visitors to Lalaland mention is their shock at the homeless situation in this beautiful city. One of the main reasons, besides the weather, for there being such large numbers of homeless on the streets is because this city has failed the mentally ill, using the streets and prisons as rehabilitation options instead of getting a lot of these people the help they truly need and deserve.

After doing a bit of research, this is probably the main reason I'm in support of Measure H because not only is it going to provide housing for those in need, it will also provide mental health services for them so their underlying challenges are met along with their immediate housing challenges.

Even better, according to www.voteyesonh.com, the measure will cost the average citizen a little over $1 a month. While there is obviously no quick fix to the homeless situation in Los Angeles, and money alone most certainly won't fix it, this is an initiative that, at least on the surface seems to get the ball rolling in the right direction. This vote is on the ballot March 7th, and if you are concerned about the homelessness in LA, I would say it's completely worth doing your own research before then to make an informed decision on this vital issue.

Of course, don't forget to tune into the 89th Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel tonight on ABC @ 5:30pm PST, though, something tells me you didn't really need that reminder lol. 

As always, The Duminator hopes that you enjoy these moments as much as he enjoyed capturing them! #btw, if our #flypics are your kind of #party, don't forget to like, comment & follow!!!

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