Enforcement of Crimes In or Near Homeless Encampments

Enforcement of Crimes In or Near Homeless Encampments

Proposed by Jay Handal/WRAC HOC on April 19, 2021
Passage deadline: October 2021

Passed by

  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council (modified version)
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

The Westside Regional Alliance of Councils calls on the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti to direct the Los Angeles Police Department and other relevant law enforcement agencies to enforce all existing, enforceable laws prohibiting the sale and distribution of illegal drugs, human trafficking, and other serious crimes taking place in or near homeless encampments on the Westside of Los Angeles.

Background

See Background Information (#2 on p. 2).

Note:  The WRAC board on 4/19/21 amended the motion as originally recommended by the WRAC HOC to revise the phrase “sale, distribution and use of illegal drugs” to “sale and distribution of illegal drugs.”

Contact Jay Handal (original HOC motion) and/or Matt Wersinger (amended motion language) with any questions.

Notes

VNC modified version:  Minutes 7/20/21 (Item 17B)