Outrage over Spending by Public Housing Officials

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The LA City housing scandal involves rampant misspending of taxpayer money, first reported by KCET public television last March. Controller Wendy Greuel, a candidate for Mayor, didn't start her audit until August. We hear from her and her predecessor, Laura Chick, who says Greuel waited too long. Also, should counties charge convicted inmates for living expenses when they're sentenced to jail? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, has an Arab Spring arrived during the Russian winter?

Banner image: Screen grab of ousted LA Housing Authority Chief Rudolph Montiel from KCET's SoCal Connected feature on HACLA

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Frances Anderton, Anna Scott