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Public Safety Concerns Drive Starbucks Closures

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Public Safety Concerns Drive Starbucks Closures Community, Homelessness, Public Safety Starbucks announced it would close six stores in Los Angeles due to concerns about employee safety. Concerns such as drug use, crime, and a rising mental health crisis contributed to the closures. Unable to mitigate these issues alone, Starbucks will “open new locations with safer…

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Los Angeles City Council Votes to Ban Homeless Encampments Near Schools


How to Identify When Your Building’s Windows Need Restoration Homelessness, Public Safety This week, the Los Angeles City Council voted 11-3 in favor of an ordinance to ban homeless encampments within 500 feet of schools and childcare facilities. The ordinance received a 10-1 vote last month with Councilmember Mike Bonin being the lone dissenting voice. …

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Los Angeles Sees Notable Spikes in Crime

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As Los Angeles prepares to enter the stages of a post-COVID economy, with governments beginning to pandemic lift restrictions, local police agencies have emphasized the importance of maintaining a strong public safety apparatus amid worrying crime stats. According to data from the County of Los Angeles …

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LA City to Pilot Unarmed 911 Response Unit

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After cutting $150 million from the LAPD budget last summer, the LA City Council has finally decided how to allocate the funds, which were originally earmarked towards community reinvestment programs and alternative policing initiatives. Although the Council submitted an early draft on how to spend the new funds in December …

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LAPD Deal Set to Avoid Massive Layoff of Officers

Last week, the Los Angeles Police Protective League agreed on a deal that could stop the layoffs of over 355 sworn police officers. At the end of 2020, the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion that would cut hundreds of active police officers. Expecting a budget deficit …

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