In anticipation of a lucrative car race, the Long Beach Police Department swept encampments without offering housing or shelter.
$2.3 million in housing funding for RVs on Jefferson Boulevard was squashed at Traci Park’s direction.
The upcoming June 7 election and proposed settlement involving Municipal Code 41.18 could set the course on criminalization for years to come.
The sweeps resemble tactics used ahead of the 1984 Olympics.
Portraying the unhoused community as wayward hipsters is not only false but leads to real harm for the residents of Echo Park Lake.