Councilwoman Calls for Downtown Feeding Clean-Up

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Santa Monica has slapped limits on handing out food to the poor and passed a law against lying down in doorways. Now, with downtown Los Angeles having become a -destination point- for thousands of homeless people, City Councilwoman Jan Perry wants to do the same thing. While Perry says it-s time to take action by limiting the service of free food and enforcing the bans against camping on city streets, others contend that would make it illegal for thousands of hungry people to eat or find places to sleep. We hear from Councilwoman Perry, about her proposals for helping the homeless, and from Jeff Dietrich of the Catholic Workers Community, which feeds the homeless on the streets of skid row.
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