Recall threats and turf fights heat up over LA homelessness

A person sleeps wrapped in a blanket on the streets of Mar Vista, Los Angeles, June 9, 2021. Photo by Amy Ta/KCRW

Political fallout is mounting as LA grapples with how to house its many residents living on the streets. Councilmembers Joe Buscaino and Mike Bonin are butting heads with LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on how to address the crisis in Venice and Echo Park. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, residents in Bonin’s district served the councilman a recall notice. The move follows news that Councilmember Nithya Raman is also under a recall.