2019 League Mayors and Council Members Exec ForumCCMF is presiding on a panel at the 2019 League of California Cities Mayors & Council Members Executive Forum, Wednesday, June 19 from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The panel, “The Hidden Costs of Tackling Homelessness,” will take an in-depth look at real examples of how cities such as Santa Ana and Indio have creatively addressed rising homelessness challenges.

As of January 2018, California had an estimated 129,972 people experiencing homelessness on any given day, as reported by Continuums of Care to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This session should be especially interesting to:

  • Mayors and council members from cities with growing homeless populations.
  • Cities currently/soon tackling the creation of homeless shelters.
  • Anyone curious about the homelessness crisis in California and how to take proactive steps.

Wednesday, June 19, 4:15-5:30pm
The Hidden Costs of Tackling Homelessness
Homelessness was a big California concern in 2018 and will be again in 2019 – both in rising numbers of people affected and in costs incurred by cities trying to address the issue. And, sometimes, it seems the only way to comprehensively address homelessness is to spend large amounts of time and resources. But cities do not have to wrestle with this issue alone. In this session, experts deeply familiar with the topic will delve into: strategic methods and related fiscal issues for tackling homelessness at the local level, and finding willing partners who can help.


  • Kurt Wilson – City Manager, City of Stockton; CCMF Board of Trustees member


  • Hafsa Kaka – Homeless Services Manager, Santa Ana
  • Roxanne Diaz – Shareholder, Richard Watson & Gershon; CCMF Board of Trustees member
  • Elizabeth Andrade – Chief Operations Director, Mercy House

If you will be at the conference, we encourage you to share moments and highlights from this panel using the conference hashtag #MCMXF19.