Garcetti Signs Ordinance To Restrict Sleeping, Homeless Encampments In Certain City AreasThe City Council voted 13-2 to approve the new ordinance and Mayor Eric Garcetti signed it into law on Thursday.
LA City Council Gives Tentative Approval To Sweeping Homeless Encampment BanThe ordinance bans encampments on sidewalks and driveways, freeway overpasses and on-ramps, and near libraries, parks, schools and homeless shelters.
Councilman Mike Bonin's Effort To House Venice Boardwalk Homeless To Start This WeekAs a political turf war over what to do about the growing homelessness crisis on the Venice Beach Boardwalk heats up, Councilman Mike Bonin announced plans this week to respond to the urgent safety needs of the housed and unhoused alike.
LA Councilman Bonin Proposes $5 Million Encampment To Home Program To Help With Venice HomelessnessCouncilman Mike Bonin proposed a $5 million Encampment to Home program to help provide immediate funding for moving unhoused people off the Venice Boardwalk.
LA Councilman Joe Buscaino Seeks To Resume Ban On Sidewalk Encampments During DaytimeLos Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino Wednesday requested the city resume its ban on sidewalk encampments.
Venice Homeless Crisis Leaves Somes Residents Frustrated, Afraid For Their SafetyA Venice grandmother's emotional plea about homeless encampments gets more than 10,000 views in two days.
LAFD Dedicates Faster, Nimbler Vehicle To Growing Number Of Fires At Venice Homeless EncampmentsMore than half of all the fires in Los Angeles so far this year have involved homeless people, according to the LAFD – and the problem is especially acute in Venice.
Judge Extends Order To Relocate Homeless People Living Near LA FreewaysThe ruling came as part of settlement talks in a lawsuit filed in March by the L.A. Alliance for Human Rights that accused the city and county of Los Angeles of not doing enough to address the homeless problem downtown, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federal Court Orders LA To Relocate Homeless People Living Near FreewaysUnder the order, anyone camping near freeway overpasses and underpasses, and near entrance and exit ramps, must be relocated for health and safety reasons.
Homeless Encampments, Overflowing Trash Keeping Customers From Coming To Van NuysBusiness owners say they are fed up with the growing number of homeless encampments and the trash that they are bringing with them.
Van Nuys Business Owners Say City Not Doing Enough To Address Homeless ProblemTents and trash could be seen covering some streets in Van Nuys, and a number of business owners in a small industrial side of town said they were fed up.