Category Archives: Homelessness

Letter: Mark Ryavec Sends Letter to L.A. City Chief Administrative Officer Opposing Beach for Housing Homeless

(Editor’s Note: Circling the News received the following letter from Venice resident Mark Ryavec, who ran against Councilman Mike Bonin in the last election and who is a member of the Venice Stakeholders Association. His letter to the Chief Administrative … Continue reading

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Letter: Residents Urged to Oppose $5 Million Proposal by Councilman Mike Bonin

(Editor’s note: Circling the News received the following letter regarding a motion that will come before the homeless and poverty committee on Monday. Residents in different neighborhoods in Mike Bonin’s Council District 11 have started to share information that may … Continue reading

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Bonin’s Office Talked to a Coastal Commission Director in December about Tiny Homes for the Homeless on Beach Parking Lots 

  How long has Councilman Mike Bonin been communicating with Coastal Commission representatives about his desire to house the homeless at beach parking lots and City parks? Since at least December 2020. Following are the December 2, 2020 emails obtained … Continue reading

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Letter from Pacific Palisades Community Council to LA City Explaining Why Will Rogers Should Not Be Used for Homeless

(Editor’s note: the following letter was sent on June 10 from the Pacific Palisades Community Council to Richard H. Lewellyn, Jr., City Administrative Officer (CAO) and to Matt Szabo, CAO appointee (effective 7/4/21), who is current Deputy Chief of Staff … Continue reading

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Cars/RV’s Used for Dwelling Produce Problems for Residents

The Covid-19 shutdowns and the “sunsetting” of City Law (SEC. 85.02. REGULATING THE USE OF VEHICLES FOR DWELLING) has led to a large number of people living in vehicles, including RVs. The City Law that is no longer enforced stated: … Continue reading

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One Politician’s Experience in Homeless Shelters and an Encampment

(Circling the News had heard that the Aurora, Colorado, Mayor Mike Coffman had temporarily lived in several different shelters and an encampment as a way of better understanding the crisis. He wrote about his experience for The Denver Post in … Continue reading

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Clarifying and Responding to Readers Queries about the Homeless

  A CTN reader commented about the man seen urinating at the corner of Via de la Paz and Sunset on Monday: “Of course urinating in public areas is totally wrong, but I want to point out that in many … Continue reading

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Dr. Jonathan Sherin Speaks about Status of Mentally Ill Homeless

  “Ending the ‘Off & On’ Street Cycle of Severely Mentally Ill People,” was the talk given by Dr. Jonathan Sherin, director of the County Department of Mental Health, to the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness on May 24. … Continue reading

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City Council Votes 13 to 1 to Pursue Homeless Feasibility Study

  The L.A. City Council voted today to approve a motion by Councilmen Mike Bonin and Mark Ridley-Thomas (Motion 21-0350) to study the feasibility of using Will Rogers State Beach, Dockweiler Beach, LAX land and two city parks, Mar Vista and … Continue reading

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Westchester Neighborhood Council Opposes Bonin Motion

(Editor’s note: Paula Gerez, president of the Westchester Neighborhood Council, spoke eloquently at today’s City Council hearing regarding the Bonin/Ridley-Thomas motion that seeks to house homeless individuals on two County-owned beach parking lots and in several City parks. She has … Continue reading

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