Venice Beach to clean up homeless camps, L.A. City Council launches 6-week plan


A man jogs along the beach as authorities prepare to begin clearing homeless encampments at the Venice Beach Boardwalk ahead of the Independence Day holiday weekend, July 2, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. - Authorities are offering unhoused people lining near the beach a path to permanent housing in an effort to clear the popular tourist destination of homeless camps before the July 4th holiday weekend. The number of homeless encampments along the popular tourist destination exploded during the coronavirus pandemic, making it a political flashpoint. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

A man jogs along the beach as authorities prepare to begin clearing homeless encampments at the Venice Beach Boardwalk ahead of the Independence Day holiday weekend, July 2, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 8:38 AM PT – Sunday, July 4, 2021

Los Angeles has launched a plan to clean up Venice Beach’s homeless camps. Last week City Councilman Mike Bonin said the Venice Beach Encampment to Home program will find alternative housing for all people living along the boardwalk over the next six weeks.

Bonin added they will not issue threats of incarceration, but are instead teaming up with St. Joseph’s Center to offer housing, shelter and services in efforts to get people off the boardwalk. On Thursday, the Los Angeles City Council voted on a $5 million fund for interim housing.

“We’re launching a major effort to confront the homelessness crisis at Venice Beach, address the safety needs of the housed and the unhoused, and fully reopen the park and beach for general public use. How? We’re offering housing, not handcuffs,” Bonin tweeted.

In the meantime, the Bureau of Sanitation has continued to clean the area and flyers are being posted outlining a plan to restore normal hours of operation of the beach.

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