LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A Los Angeles Metropolis Councilman has requested the town to look at whether or not it may well up non permanent housing for the homeless in a number of coastal communities, together with Pacific Palisades and Venice.
L.A. Metropolis Councilman Mike Bonin final week introduced a movement calling for the town council to discover the potential of creating non permanent websites for tiny properties and RV camps at Will Rogers State Seaside, Dockweiler State Seaside, Fisherman’s Village in Marina del Rey and a property owned by Culver Metropolis.
The movement additionally requires the town council to look at putting in related websites in Venice, West L.A., Westchester, Playa del Rey and Mar Vista.
“Not one of the places we’ve recognized are supreme, and I’m all the time open to different ideas,” Bonin tweeted Monday. “However we’ve regarded lengthy and arduous. There or no supreme locations on the Westside, however that doesn’t scale back the necessity or urgency to behave.”
Bonin represents the eleventh District, which incorporates a number of Westside neighborhoods, together with Brentwood.
Final week, dozens of individuals have been arrested throughout protests towards the removing of a large-scale homeless encampment at Echo Park Lake and the park’s indefinite closure to wash up an estimated $500,000 in injury.
The homeless disaster has continued to develop in L.A. and throughout California, a problem which has solely been exacerbated by the pandemic.
The 2020 Better L.A. Homeless Depend — which was carried out final January, previous to the pandemic — recorded 66,433 folks residing on the streets of L.A. County, a staggering 12.7% enhance from the yr earlier than.
In October, following seven months of deliberation, L.A. metropolis and county officers finalized a $300 million deal to offer housing for hundreds of homeless individuals who dwell in and across the area’s freeways.
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In 2018, Garcetti launched the “A Bridge House” program, which includes placing up about non permanent homeless shelters across the metropolis. Up to now, there are at the least 30 such shelters both accomplished or in improvement.
In November 2016, L.A. metropolis voters handed Proposition HHH, a $1.2 billion bond measure to fund everlasting housing for the homeless.
In March 2017, L.A. County voters adopted Measure H, a quarter-cent Los Angeles County gross sales tax to fund anti-homelessness applications. It’s meant to generate $355 million yearly for 10 years to fund a wide range of applications to fight homelessness.
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