L.A. City Council seeks to ban homeless encampments near every school, daycare center

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday instructed its lawyers to draft a major change to the city’s anticamping ordinance, barring homeless encampments within 500 feet of schools and daycare centers.

The council voted 13-2 to draft legal language that would expand its anticamping law to cover hundreds, possibly thousands, of educational facilities.

Councilmembers made the decision after hearing from parents of children at Virgil Middle School and from Alberto M. Carvalho, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, about incidents involving homeless people immediately outside campuses. Click here to read more: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-05-31/l-a-city-council-seeks-to-ban-homeless-encampments-near-every-school-daycare-center?utm_id=56920&sfmc_id=2420175