Los Angeles City Council to Ban Homeless Encampments in 11 Areas

Councilmember Joe Buscaino introduced a resolution to ban homeless encampments in 11 areas of his district on Aug. 10. This comes after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti restored a pre-pandemic restriction of homeless encampments in public areas after the city council approved the ordinance last week; it also gives council members the ability to ban encampments in parts of their districts.   The ordinance is expected to go into effect on Sept. 3. The resolution was seconded by Councilmember Paul Koretz.  “The Los Angeles City Council and the Mayor promised residents that if they accepted solutions to homelessness then the areas around these sites would be kept clean and free of encampments,” Buscaino told the Epoch Times in an email.   This comes as city council members face increasing pressure from residents to clear public streets and sidewalks. Last month, Councilmember Paul Krekorian said the ordinance will protect the unhoused and users …

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