The East Gardena Neighborhood Association continues to document the neglect in the unincorporated area between Gardena and Compton with little to no support from Supervisor Holly Mitchell who represents the area. The association was successful with bringing their concerns to the attention of Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who joined a Town Hall meeting Aug. 31 hosted at TR Trading Company.
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Sheriff Villanueva explained they have submitted a proposal to address the inundation of RV encampments causing harm to unincorporated areas of LA County which the neighborhood association overwhelmingly supports.
Unincorporated areas of LA County, specifically East Gardena, needs Holly Mitchell and the LA County Board of Supervisors to protect our community from harm. Residents and business owners are overwhelmed with RVs encroaching on our streets, blocking our sidewalks, bringing trash, rats, prostitution, and crime with them. There is a drastic decline in our quality of life as tax paying citizens. Currently, there is no policy addressing vehicular homelessness. @lasdhost submitted the “LA County Homeless RV Encampment Resolution Protocol” to Board of supervisors which resolved the overall enforcement of this RV issue and it is pending Board action. We need BoS to approve this resolution.East Gardena Neighborhood Association
Multiple areas around Mitchell’s district specifically, have an inundation of unsafe RV encampments sprouting up around local businesses and residential areas that were only addressed when Super Bowl 56 came to town.
The area south of the intersection of Century and LaCienega (Lennox) was cleared out only for the encampments to return where they pilfer water from the fire hydrants and electricity from the street lights.
A stretch of Centinela Blvd near Ladera Heights has around a dozen RV’s lined up between Alvern and LaCienega that go unaddressed. They are literally at the foot of homes valued in excess of $1 million.
This policy is needed otherwise law enforcements hands are tied when trying to address the public’s valid concerns about them.
In April, Los Angeles lifted its moratorium on towing RVs due to the complaints and now it’s time for the Board of Supervisors to address the issue too.
Ball is in your court Ms. Mitchell because you can’t keep screaming the Sheriff isn’t doing his job when you’re falling short too.