Re “LACMA improves Sixth Street sidewalk,” April 13 issue
Very interesting to note the most-prompt erasure of the homeless encampment on Sixth Street east of Fairfax. It is gratifying to note that the well-heeled, influential LACMA and Motion Picture Academy Museum could so rapidly vaporize any unpleasant signs of the real world from their lines of sight.
I am sure that the cleanup was achieved by simply placing a single call to 311, and not by burdening the council and mayor’s offices with this issue.
Had the Sixth Street encampment been placed on a wait list based on longevity of homeless encampments throughout the city, then they would be far, far at the end of an interminable delay with many other equally deserving locations in Los Angeles having been resolved first.
Editor’s note: The encampment on Sixth Street was removed after three months of outreach was conducted by the city and housing was identified for all of the people living at the site. Services were provided to the unhoused and regular cleanups were held until the encampment was removed as part of Mayor Karen Bass’ Inside Safe program.
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