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