'Fight Back LA' Launches, Sets Protest @Mayor Garcetti's Home Sept.21st as Homeless Issue the Focus
The protests are set to continue. So here we go again. The homeless issue and Mayor Garcetti's and Councilmember Joe Buscaino's lack of attention to the problem are back on September 21st at Garcetti's home in Hancock Park.
This will be the second protest at Mayor Garcetti's home and the movement forward to protest the grotesque and growing homeless problem will not go away. The issues are massive. And there are solutions that the group 'Fight Back LA' has but have they heard anything from Mayor Garcetti or Councilmember Joe Buscaino?
Hence the protest, the second protest at his mansion in Hancock Park.
Here's the one-sheet detailing the issue:
FIGHT BACK LA
· 60,000 People living on the streets
· 12 million rats: typhus, possibly leprosy and bubonic plague
· Trash dumped into storm drains to the ocean
· Human feces and urine in our streets
· Used needles in backyards, playgrounds, walks to school
· Heroin, Meth, Fentanyl crisis
· Drug addicts acting unpredictable and violent in public
· Drug dealers are released from jail after only 21 days
· Stealing up $950 is only considered “shoplifting”
· Stolen bikes, cars, electronics; broken into houses, cars, businesses
Our leaders acknowledge the drug and crime crisis
Living on the street is unacceptable
Unhealthy and unsafe for everyone
9th Circuit Court needs to be Reversed
Police need to search encampments for drugs, stolen goods, weapons
Prop 47 needs to modify or reversed
“Nonviolent” crimes such as drug dealing are destroying our community
Stealing up to $950 supports drug addiction and ravages our community
A massive Emergency Temporary Shelter needs to be built in an area with affordable land to provide safety, hygiene, medical care, mental health, and services to reintroduce people back into society
Build more cost-effective housing
HH bond contributed $1.2 billion taxpayer money
Garcetti built studio apartments cost average $600,000
1.2B / 600K = 2,000 apartments
3,000 apartments for 60,000 people is not cost effective
Need to build more cost-effective units
AB1197 – which obliterates environmental reviews for low barrier shelters to be built anywhere in our neighborhood. “Low barrier” means drug use is unregulated, shelter is open throughout the night, and available to anyone.
JOIN US FOR MARCH AT GARCETTI’S ESTATE – SEPT 21 – 2PM TO 3PM
605 SOUTH IRVING BLVD, LOS ANGELES, 90005
And join 'Fight Back LA' September 22nd from 2PM to 2PM. More to come.