LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says homelessness is uncontrolled, so an area state of emergency needs to be declared to deal with it.
At a public assembly in Granada Hills Thursday evening, Villanueva blamed everybody from the governor to the Los Angeles Metropolis Council for the homeless disaster, claiming they’ve refused to implement the regulation.
“Individuals perceive that after we lose management of our public area, after we fail to manage our public area, we’re surrendering it to anyone who reveals up, in no matter situation they present up, and so they’re right here, and so they’re going to do all of the unhealthy issues that we’re seeing in these pictures,” Villanueva mentioned, gesturing to pictures off digital camera. “Yup, that’s trigger we failed to manage public area.”
Villanueva mentioned regardless of the billions which have been spent on homelessness, the issue has exploded. He’s additionally calling on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to declare an area state of emergency.
Earlier this summer season, Villanueva sent deputies out to Venice Beach – regardless that it’s policed by the Los Angeles Police Division. Homeless advocates and metropolis leaders have mentioned in current weeks that the sheriff and his division ought to depart outreach and housing to the professionals.