Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti took aim at county Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Tuesday amid an ongoing political battle over how to best combat the homelessness crisis in the city’s Venice neighborhood, according to a report.
Earlier this month, Villanueva had called Garcetti and all five county supervisors “architects of failure,” for hampering the LAPD’s efforts to prevent people from camping on the beach and sidewalk.
“I’m not going to get into a p—ing match with the sheriff, I welcome him here,” Garcetti said Tuesday in Venice. “If he doesn’t want to have press conferences but he wants to have results, we housed more people yesterday than he had all week. And one could ask the same thing, where has he been? This is not about throwing stones around.”
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Homeless encampments line the boardwalk on Venice Beach in Los Angeles. Residents and business owners have said the encampments have led to an uptick in crime and other quality of life issues. (Reuters)
Homeless outreach teams with the sheriff’s department were recently dispatched to Venice to address an influx of homeless encampments along the Venice Boardwalk – an area near the beach that has concerned residents and businesses due to a recent increase in crime. Authorities said there have b
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