Councilwoman Traci Park Works with Mayor on Homelessness:

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People camping along the Culver median are being offered help.

Councilwoman Traci Park continues to work with Mayor Karen Bass and the “Safe Initiative” on the Westside to aid the homeless.

There are more than 100 encampments in Park’s district, and Park has partnered with the Mayor in this Los Angeles humanitarian crisis.

On February 1, Park and Bass announced that the Inside Safe Initiative would offer housing and services to the homeless population living on the Culver Boulevard median in Del Rey. There are about 40 people living on the boulevard.

“I’m proud to partner once again with Mayor Bass to bring much-needed resources to the Culver Boulevard area,” Park stated.  “I’ve heard loud and clear how important this was for the local community, and I am so relieved that people living on the streets are going to be offered a safe place indoors.”

Bass has insisted that the Inside Safe program is not meant to be punitive, and that outreach workers will return multiple times if necessary to talk to individuals living on the streets and offer them opportunities to relocate indoors.

There are about 40,000 homeless people in Los Angeles. Although the number helped, so far, seems small, after years of inaction by former Councilman Mike Bonin and Mayor Eric Garcetti, any action is welcomed by neighbors.

Park and Bass previously housed nearly 100 individuals through the “Venice Bridge Home Inside Safe” initiative in January.

“I am optimistic about the direction these initiatives are taking and eagerly anticipate their positive impact on our communities,” said Park.


Park also has requested the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) report on the cyberattack that targeted its systems in December.

The councilwoman wants to know the extent of the data breach, including whether personal information of the 19,000 families that live in HACLA properties were compromised.

HACLA is the largest public housing authority in the City of Los Angeles, serving more than 19,000 families, including at the Mar Vista Gardens in Council District 11.

The agency provides affordable housing for low-income families, veterans, and the elderly.

“I am calling on HACLA to provide a full and transparent report on the extent of the data breach and the steps they are taking to secure their systems moving forward,” Park said.


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