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Los Angeles Searches For Tourism Consultant To Help With Homelessness & Gridlock

Los Angeles Times-

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has set a goal of welcoming 50 million tourists a year by 2020.

Now the city is looking for a consultant who can help address problems that might block the city from reaching that goal, such as traffic gridlock, a shortage of hotel rooms and stubborn homelessness near tourism sites.

The request for proposals comes as tourism officials worry that President Trump’s travel ban and the harsh rhetoric from the White House about immigrants may give international travelers the message that they aren’t welcome in the City of Angels.

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