Municipal cleanup crews Monday began a third sweep through homeless encampments in the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve in the San Fernando Valley, an area that has long been ripe for wildfires and has been the scene of two recent blazes.
Homeowners who live near homeless encampments in fire prone areas want police to enforce a new ordinance that allows law enforcement to clear homeless out of high risk fire areas during red flag warnings.
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar proposed expanding the hygiene station in Skid Row and asked for funding for rapid re-housing programs for 150 women facing homelessness.
Saying he is "fed up" with the length of time it takes to build residences for homeless people, Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino called on Gov. Gavin Newsom Wednesday to declare a state of emergency on the issue.
City cleanup crews swept through homeless encampments in the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve again today, focusing on the Haskell Creek area in the second phase of a multiple-day cleanup effort.
A Los Angeles City Council committee Wednesday is scheduled to consider a draft ordinance that would give law enforcement the authority to order homeless people out of encampments located in brush areas on high-risk fire days.
Elizabeth Novak packed up her salon and moved out of Sacramento due to the mounting problems from homelessness in the California capital, and told Fox News Monday the issue is “disheartening.”
President Donald Trump took time during a 90-minute rally in Cincinnati on Thursday to slam California for the number of homeless people living on the streets.