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L.A. council OKs law limiting homeless people's belongings to what can fit in a trash bin

L.A. council OKs law limiting homeless people's belongings to what can fit in a trash bin

 
 

L.A. council OKs law limiting homeless people's belongings to what can fit in a trash bin

by Gale Holland, 3/30/16

The Los Angeles City Council approved a law Wednesday to rein in the tent-and-tarpaulin encampments whose dramatic spread has raised the political stakes of handling one of the nation's worst homeless crises. 

The ordinance -- a revised version of the law known as 56.11 that was adopted in June -- limits storage on sidewalks, parkways and alleys citywide to what homeless people can fit in a 60-gallon container, about the size of a city recycling or trash bin.

The measure passed on a 13-1 vote, with Councilman Gil Cedillo opposing.

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