L.A. County to Step Up Efforts to Move Homeless People Out of Fire Zones
Posted Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 7:18 pm
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to ramp up efforts to move homeless people out of encampments in high- risk fire areas.
Supervisor Kathryn Barger recommended enhancing relocation efforts during fire season, noting that homeless individuals often seek shelter on secluded hillsides at risk of fire or along waterways in areas likely to flood.
“During extreme summer and winter months, these same locations become increasingly dangerous for persons experiencing homelessness and the surrounding communities,” Barger said in her motion, co-authored by Supervisor Hilda Solis.
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