Since we first brought you the story of Costa Mesa's struggle to handle its homeless population, there have been some changes. Jim Righeimer is now the mayor. The Orange County Board of Supervisors has approved $3 million for a new shelter. And Costa Mesa has added staff and resources to do more to address the needs of the homeless.
Bill Boyarsky, for many years the City Hall watchdog for the Los Angeles Times talks to Val about what other cities could -- or should -- be doing.