The motion instructs the Bureau of Sanitation and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to develop new standards for hygiene by offering trash pickups, mobile showers, tent exchanges and more services.
“When our unhoused neighbors are given the same sanitation services as our housed ones, and engaged with collaboratively, we can build a system that benefits all Angelenos,” Nithya Raman, the author of the motion, said in a statement to City News Service when she first introduced it in January. “I am proud to co-present a motion that takes this philosophy citywide.”
Los Angeles is grappling with a homeless crisis that has spiraled out of control in recent years. The city’s homeless population has increased by 50% in the last five years and by 14% en 2019 solo, de acuerdo a un informe earlier this year by the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy.
That brings the total homeless population to 41,000 for the city of Los Angeles and 66,000 for Los Angeles County.