"We don't need to choose between keeping our public spaces safe and clean, and connecting Angelenos experiencing homelessness with the services and housing they need. We can and will do both, as we respond to this crisis in a way that is compassionate and responsive to the urgent needs in our communities.
The ordinance amending 41.18 takes effect today. Outside of obstructions to the Americans with Disability Act and other accessibility obstructions, any additional 41.18 enforcement will only occur after the Council has acted on an Outreach Engagement process, which will include connection to services or offer of housing. The Council, the Mayor's Office and the LAPD will continue an ongoing education campaign to inform our communities regarding the ordinance requirements."