Request for Councilmembers to Cooperate with Member Councils re Designation of Sites Under LAMC Sec. 41.18

Request for Councilmembers to Cooperate with Member Councils re Designation of Sites Under LAMC Sec. 41.18

Proposed by Jay Handal/WRAC HOC and Chris Spitz on September 20, 2021
Formally adopted by WRAC in December 2021 | Download the WRAC position letter

Passed by

  • Brentwood Community Council (modified version)
  • Mar Vista Community Council
  • Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa (modified version)
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council


{____ NC/CC] urges Councilmembers Bonin, Koretz, Raman and Ridley-Thomas (Councilmembers representing WRAC Member-Councils) to consult as soon as possible with their respective WRAC Member-Councils for input as to the designation of sites within their districts for enforcement pursuant to LAMC Sec. 41.18(c)(1)-(4) and 41.18(d), including: 1) schools, day care centers, public parks and public libraries, as defined in LAMC Sec. 105.01 (“sensitive uses”) (41.18(c)(1)); 2) overpasses, underpasses, freeway ramps, tunnels, bridges, pedestrian bridges, subways, washes, spreading grounds and active railways, when public health, safety or welfare is served by the prohibition (41.18(c)(2)); 3) designated facilities opened after January 1, 2018 that provide shelter, safe sleeping or safe parking to homeless persons or that serve as homeless services navigation centers (41.18(c)(3)); 4) any locations in public rights-of-way for which there is documentation of a “particular and ongoing threat to public health or safety” (41.18(c)(4)). No enforcement action shall be taken unless the individuals have been offered shelter and have refused the offer.

[____ NC/CC] further requests that 1) Councilmembers bring resolutions in Council pursuant to LAMC Sec. 41.18(c)(1)-(4) and 41.18(d) as soon as any sites meeting the requirements of such sub-sections are identified to them by their respective WRAC Member-Councils; and 2) the distance of the radius prohibition set forth in such resolutions shall be as requested by the relevant WRAC Member-Councils, consistent with the distance set forth in such sub-sections


Background Information

LAMC Sec. 41.18

Contact Jay Handal or Chris Spitz with any questions.


Modified versions:

BCC:  Motion adopted 10/13/21

NCWP:  Motion adopted 12/7/21

See also 9/12/21 PPCC letter and 10/25/21 PPCC Letter to CM Bonin requesting designation of sensitive sites.

Further/supplemental letter to City officials 1/18/23 re designation of sites under 41.18, related to CF 23-4118-S1:  WRAC Supp. Letter


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