Homelessness Update

The City Council has been working the Homelessness Issue from different angles.

  1. Help find homes & services. City Council authorized $250,000 towards homeless outreach efforts. Our efforts have led to people finding homes as was written about in the Daily Breeze. https://www.dailybreeze.com/2019/09/20/heres-how-one-angel-helped-12-people-from-the-south-bay-get-off-the-streets/
  2. Pay for lawyers to attend hearings for repeat offenders and represent Redondo’s interests.
  3. Sign on to the Amicus Brief for the Supreme Court to review Martin v Boise case. This case made homeless encampments legal. “The Ninth Circuit ruled that enforcing local laws prohibiting camping and sleeping on public property “when no sleeping space is practically available in any shelter” within the jurisdiction violates the Eighth Amendment protection against cruel and unusual punishment. Because the standard adopted by the Court is so poorly defined, counties and cities that try to enforce antipublic camping laws could face federal civil rights lawsuits that could cost taxpayers millions and divert public funds away from the ongoing efforts of counties and cities to increase support services and build more shelters and permanent affordable housing.”