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Los Angeles law restricting homeless encampments takes effect

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The measure, which modifies the city's anti-camping law, was approved by the City Council in July. It bans the storing of property and obstructing the public right-of-way, among other rules.  It will also prohibit sl...

LA to close another public park as homeless encampments, gang violence force out residents in major cities

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As homeless encampments have littered public spaces with drug paraphernalia and human waste, public safety concerns have forced out extracurricular activities once enjoyed by residents seeking green refuge in inner c...

Miami commissioners pass controversial new rule banning homeless encampments on public property

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Commissioners also passed a resolution requiring the Miami city manager to develop an "Adopt-A-Homeless Person Assistance Program" that would compensate residents for providing shelter to those experiencing homelessn...

LA councilman proposes pay cut for elected leaders if homeless encampments are not banned

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"We have an emergency situation playing out on our streets, and this ballot measure offers an all-of-the-above approach to addressing it,'' Councilman Joe Buscaino said, according to CNS.  Under Buscaino’s plan, home...

Portland mayor bans homeless encampments near highways over pedestrian deaths

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The mayor of Oregon's most populous city on Friday banned encampments near highways and high-traffic intersections, saying homeless people comprised the majority of pedestrians who were killed in Portland traffic in...

NYC homeless man assaults New York Post reporter, as agencies ramp up efforts to clear encampments: officials

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Adams recently told the New York Times he is urging city agencies "to do an analysis block by block, district by district, identify where the encampments are … then execute a plan to give services to the people who a...

Protesters disrupt Los Angeles City Council vote on banning homeless encampments near schools

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A recess was called just before the council voted 11-3 to extend an existing ban on homeless encampments within 500 feet of schools and day care centers in Los Angeles, as protesters who claimed the initiative would ...

Gov. Newsom blasts Oakland leaders for not handling rampant homeless encampments

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The letter implies that Oakland will lose millions of dollars in state funding if city leaders don't step up to address its plethora of encampments, including one at Wood Street where several fires have erupted. "We ...