WESTCHESTER (CBSLA) — Residents of a Westchester neighborhood Monday called on the city to fix what they said was a growing problem of unhoused residents living in a nearby park.
According to the residents, some of those living in the encampment have harassed children playing in the park and committed crimes.READ MORE: Pine Fire Near Palmdale Scorches 442 Acres, 79% Contained
While they said they were not calling for the removal of the encampment, the residents said they wanted city leaders to step in and address those issues.READ MORE: $25 Million Challenge Grant Made For Wildlife Crossing In Agoura Hills
“We need the city to step up and give us security and supervision,” Tom Brewster, a resident, said. “We’re not asking to solve the homeless problem. We are trying to keep our children, our neighbors, our seniors safe.”MORE NEWS: Pedestrian Struck and Killed In Compton
One resident said there were about 20 tents in the park before the pandemic, but now there are more than 80.