LA County politicians want to support efforts to overturn a court decision, Martin v City of Boise, that says criminalizing unhoused people is unconstitutional, with the Board of Supervisors pushing a last-minute motion calling for the case to be heard by Trump's Supreme Court. They want to do this so they can continue to pass policies that make it illegal to sit, lie, and sleep across the County — even when there is no shelter available.
Join us on Tuesday as we give public comment and protest this motion!
The vote comes in the midst of Trump’s plans to tour California and examine its homelessness crisis — threatening a “crackdown” of homeless encampments. Services Not Sweeps, a coalition comprised of 40 community organizations throughout Los Angeles, urges LA County and City leaders to resist Trump's rhetoric; end the criminalization of unhoused communities in public space and provide health-based resources and clean streets — instead of enforcement and harassment.
In light of the Trump Administration’s growing interest in Los Angeles’ homelessness crisis, Services Not Sweeps will closely watch LA County’s Board of Supervisors’ vote on this item as indication of their willingness to embrace Trump’s position on enforcement.
The coalition reaffirms their view that sleeping bans are inhumane and counterproductive to the goal of housing people. Homes end homelessness — until everyone has a home, Services Not Sweeps believes that all unsheltered people must be treated with dignity.
- September 17, 2019 at 9:30am to 1:30pm
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W Temple St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Housing & Homelessness Committee