Riverside mayor requests State assign billions annually for homeless relief 

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File Photo: Remnants of a homeless encampment is left abandoned in the hills west of Temecula. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
     RIVERSIDE - The mayor of Riverside joined counterparts from a dozen other cities today in requesting "the greatest" of this crisis in our cities and support long-term solutions to homelessness such as Project Homekey, or non-traditional shelter models like our Riverside Village Community -- the first of its kind in Southern California."    Dawson and other members of the "Big City Mayors" coalition made a case in an online news briefing for the Legislature to dedicate the 10-figure sums every year based on the state's escalating homelessness crisis. A quarter of the nation's chronically unsheltered are in California, according to figures.    The mayors said the state's estimated $26 billion in federal American Rescue Plan " urgency of addressing the homelessness that af
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