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Mayor Garcetti reverses position on homeless measures




Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti says he will block new measures making it easier for LAPD to dismantle homeless encampments.
Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti says he will block new measures making it easier for LAPD to dismantle homeless encampments.
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he will block enforcement of new measures that make it easier to dismantle homeless encampments until the City Council softens some provisions.

The council voted last week to trim the notice time from 3 days to 24 hours before removing personal belongings from sidewalks, parks and beaches. It also moved for ticketing or charging violators with a misdemeanor.

In a statement today, Mayor Garcetti explained more work must be done to “consider amendments that would enable smarter law enforcement, more compassionate treatment of homeless Angelenos, and strengthen the City’s ability to withstand legal challenge.”

How long will this issue continue to be in limbo?

Guests:

Gil Cedillo, Los Angeles City Councilmember representing District 1, which represents neighborhoods in northeast and northwest L.A. including Highland Park, Glassell Park, and Echo Park. Cedillo has voted against seizure of homeless encamp

Raquel Beard, Executive Director, Central City East Association (CCEA) - the principal advocate for property owners, businesses, employees and residents of eastern Downtown Los Angeles