L.A. City Council OKs crackdowns on homeless encampments

Los Angeles City Council gave final approval Tuesday to an aggressive crackdown on street encampments, setting the stage for the first major homeless sweeps in the city in decades.
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Gale Holland
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
June 23, 2015
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Tags: Housing: Homelessness

Organizations mentioned/involved: National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP)


Mayor Eric Garcetti said he would sign the two ordinances, which authorize seizure and in some cases destruction of makeshift shelters and other property of homeless people. The mayor also said he supported proposed amendments that would drop a criminal penalty for violations and eliminate medication and personal documents from the list of belongings that can be confiscated.