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Los Angeles passes measure limiting homeless encampments

Los Angeles Homeless
Los Angeles Homeless
Los Angeles Homeless
Los Angeles Homeless
Los Angeles Homeless
Posted at 12:06 PM, Jul 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-02 15:06:19-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council has passed a sweeping anti-camping measure to remove widespread homeless encampments that have become an eyesore across the city.

The measure passed Thursday was billed as a humane way to get people off streets and restore access to public spaces in the city with the nation's second-largest homeless population. It wouldn’t be enforced in some instances until someone has turned down shelter.

If requires a second vote later this month.

Homeless advocates says there aren't enough beds to house the homeless, and it will be impossible for people on the street to comply.