Editorial: Is L.A.'s anti-camping law getting homeless people off sidewalks and into housing? Let’s find out
Nearly two years ago, the Los Angeles City Council passed a controversial ordinance that banned camping by homeless people near schools, day-care centers and parks as well as any other locations that council members wanted to decree off-limits. All they had to do was submit a resolution with a list of sites, provide some nominal reason for the ban and put it to a vote of the council, which almost always signed off. Signs would then be posted designating the areas off-limits.