‘There’s no cavalry,’ says Mayor Garcetti on LA homelessness

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A homeless encampment is seen in Koreatown, September 5, 2021. Eric Garcetti said this summer that “the mayor of LA is not some all-powerful being” when it comes to solving homelessness. Photo by Amy Ta.

Mayoral candidates Karen Bass and Rick Caruso are making big promises on homelessness, but can they deliver? Outgoing Mayor Eric Garcetti says good luck.

Starting next year, loitering for the purposes of prostitution will be decriminalized. Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 357 into law on July 1. 

As recycling centers shut down statewide, it’s tougher for OC residents to trade in cans and bottles for extra bucks. Now there’s a push to make it easier to obtain California Redemption Value fees.