Posted by on September 11, 2021 2:01 am
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Los Angeles Resumes Homeless Encampment Cleanups

The City of Los Angeles resumed its CARE Plus homeless encampment cleanups this week after the cleanups were paused during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this year, the city council voted to resume the cleanups, which require the homeless to take down their tents so the Los Angeles Sanitation Department can sweep and wash the streets and remove trash and waste from the area, beginning on Sept. 1, with amendments for “enhanced street engagement strategies” proposed by Councilmembers Mike Bonin and Nithya Raman. Those strategies include EZ-up tent distribution and exchanges, along with water bottle and sanitary kit exchanges, and voluntary trash disposal options. The CARE Plus cleanups are regularly scheduled by Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office in areas that need cleaning the most, Los Angeles Department of Public Works spokesperson Elena Stern told the Epoch Times. The comprehensive cleanups remove tents and hazardous items and sanitize the streets. The city typically …

Originally appeared on The Epoch Times

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