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L.A. may take a new tack against personal items left on sidewalks
L.A. may take a new tack against personal items left on sidewalks

Los Angeles officials are taking a new run at the politically sensitive issue of clearing sidewalks of personal possessions left unattended by the homeless, without running afoul of court rulings. A proposed ordinance making its way to the full City Council is the latest in a series of attempts to address a rising outcry tied to an entrenched homeless population. The measure is gaining traction amid growing complaints from neighborhoods far from downtown's skid row about new encampments on sidewalks, in alleys behind homes and in flood control channels. And it follows an internal City Hall report that warned garbage-strewn streets are damaging L.A.'s image nationally. ...

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