Re "Attempt to Settle Skid Row Suit Fails," Sept. 21
Where are the homeless to go? The shelters are full and housing is unaffordable. Yet the Los Angeles City Council stays firm in its position that the homeless should be thrown in jail for resting on our sidewalks.
Low wages, rising housing costs and a severe lack of shelter space have exacerbated the homeless problem. We need smart people on the City Council who can develop solutions to these problems, not provide a Band-Aid approach by throwing our homeless population in jail. The council policy of cleaning up skid row by criminalizing our homeless is more suited to Dickensian England than 21st century Los Angeles.
Our tax dollars are better spent serving those in need by providing affordable housing and social services, rather than throwing the homeless in jail and capitulating to wealthy developers whose primary objective is to sell million-dollar condominiums downtown.