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Tempers Flare At LA City Council Chambers Over Plan To Limit Homeless Sleeping Near Schools, Other S

October 1, 2019


TO BAN THE PRODUCTS TO KIDS BUT OTHERS SAY THERE’S A DOUBLE STANDARD HERE. CHAOS IN COUNSEL CHAMBERS AS TEMPERS FLARED DURING A FIGHT OVER WHERE THE HOMELESS CAN AND CANNOT PLAY. PAT: CBS’S RANDY PAIGE IS IN DOWNTOWN L.A. WITH MORE AND WHAT WENT DOWN DURING THAT DEBATE. WE WILL GO INTO RECESS FOR A FEW MOMENTS. REPORTER: ANGER BOILED OVER IN THE CITY COUNSEL CHAMBERS TODAY IS COUNCILMEMBERS LISTEN TO PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT WHERE THE HOMELESS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO SLEEP. IT IS A DIFFICULT CONVERSATION THAT THE CITY HAS TO CHANGE ITS ORDINANCE WHICH REGULATES WHERE THE IN ORDER TO BE IN LINE WITH COURT RULINGS WHICH SAY YOU CAN’T STREETS IF THERE IS NO PLACE ELSE FOR THEM TO GO. I FEEL LIKE SOME PEOPLE IN THIS COUNSEL ARE ACTUALLY PEOPLE. SMITH THIS MOMENT IS BORN FROM ANGER AND FRUSTRATION AND IT’S ABSOLUTELY UNDERSTANDABLE. PARKER IS SOME COUNSEL HIM MEMBERS CALLED FOR MORE OTHERS SPOKE OF THE LEAST RESTRICTIVE MEASURES POSSIBLE TO STRIKE A BALANCE BETWEEN THE NEEDS OF THE HOMELESS AND THE NEEDS OF EVERYONE ELSE. SPANISH THEY CAN’T SLEEP AND DRIVEWAYS AND I DON’T THINK THEY SHOULD SLEEP IN THE ENTRANCES TO SCHOOLS. PARKER TODAY WASN’T ABOUT TAKING ANY FINAL DECISIONS. AS LONG AS WE WORKED TOGETHER WE’LL FIND A BALANCE. REPORTER: IS ABOUT OPENING MINDS L.A. CITY COUNSEL DID TAKE ONE CONCRETE ACTION TODAY INSTRUCTED THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT TO FAN OUT INTO 15 DISTRICTS AND GET PUBLIC COMMENT AS TO HOW TO HANDLE THE CITY’S PARKS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE

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