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Los Angeles City Council Votes to Ban Homeless Encampments Near Schools

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Los Angeles City Council Votes to Ban Homeless Encampments Near Schools 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…

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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 to Pilot “Zero Emission” Loading Zones

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Los Angeles to Pilot “Zero Emission” Loading Zones Sustainability, Uncategorized Los Angeles City Council has given the Department of Transportation (LADOT) approval to pilot a “zero-emission loading dock” program. This initiative would create new delivery zones exclusively available to zero-emission delivery vehicles.  The city will study the impacts of this program and will likely expand…

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LA Considering Parcel Tax for November Ballot

The City of Los Angeles is considering the placement of a Parcel Tax Measure for the November 2022 ballot. The tax’s purpose is to provide funding for parks and recreation infrastructure.
The proposed tax rate is not available yet. However, any new tax proposal in the current economic climate is concerning.

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