Gov. Gavin Newsom has given up on a campaign promise to appoint a czar to handle the homelessness crisis that pervades California.
He'd said during the campaign last year that such a czar would be a cabinet-level position within his administration.
Rather than entrusting a single person with overseeing the public policy dilemma, Newsom has said he will instead rely on a task force.
The group will be led by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
This task force will have more influence, Newsom said to reporters, because the members will have "universal access" to him.