Topic Echo Park Lake
Residents accepted transitional housing only to have promises immediately broken, while LAHSA employees worry about those who were shut out of the rooms other residents did get in.
“You took away a haven, and we’re gonna fight for it," said Jessica Mendez, who led a candelit vigil and procession for the displaced community of Echo Park Lake.
The LAPD arrested over a dozen members of the press covering a protest at Echo Park Lake, including two of our reporters.
Approximately 400 police officers descended on Echo Park Lake’s unhoused community last night.
Portraying the unhoused community as wayward hipsters is not only false but leads to real harm for the residents of Echo Park Lake.
The self-described “progressive” organization is working with CD13’s Mitch O’Farrell to ensure “permanent and 24/7 LAPD presence”
I checked in with the residents of Echo Park Lake, who have built a community of resources and support, to see how they’ve grown.
On January 24th, Councilmember O’Farrell’s Chief of Staff was e-mailed Ashley Bennett’s business card. On February 3rd, Bennett was fired.
In violation of an LA City Ordinance, over 70 unhoused residents were forced to share access to one bathroom at night.