The leftist liberals on Los Angeles’ City Council is considering passing an ordinance that would house homeless people in empty hotel rooms.
According to the ordinance being considered every hotel in Los Angeles will have to report their vacancies. The measure states that, “Each hotel shall communicate to the Department or its designee, in a form that the Department prescribes, by 2 p.m. each day the number of available rooms at the hotel for that night.”
That’s right they want to “force hotels to report.”
According to Ray Patel, the president of the Northeast Los Angeles Hotel Owners Association, members of the association are worried.
“It’s crazy, I can’t screen who ends up in my hotel rooms?” he said. “How do I protect my other customers and my staff?”
Behind the initiative is Members of Unite Here Local 11. The group has already gathered 126,000 signatures in favor of the ordinance. City Council members could approve the ordinance out right or decide to put it on the ballot.
Local news station, FOX 11, reached out to the office of Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, his staff issued the following statement:
“This is a third-party sponsored ballot measure and our Office cannot comment on it before passage. I would ask the proponents what enforcement measures they are proposing.”
The initiative will be discussed Friday by the Council. They do have the authority to either approve it or let the voters decide in a future election. Fridays’ meeting is expected to have a lot of scrutiny, and possibly loud reactions.
UPDATE : ‘Los Angeles Magazine’: The Los Angeles City Council rejected a proposal Friday morning…
The Los Angeles City Council rejected a proposal Friday morning that would force hotels to report vacant rooms, by 2 p.m. daily, so homeless people can use government vouchers to stay in them.
The ordinance was proposed by UNITE HERE Local 11, a union representing over 32,000 workers in California’s hospitality industry—perhaps most famously at Chateau Marmont and Dodger Stadium—which secured enough signatures for the council to vote on the measure.
According to a document released by the Office of the City Clerk last February, “The ordinance would create a program, subject to funding availability, to place unhoused individuals in vacant hotel rooms. A hotel would be prohibited from refusing lodging to program participants.”
The City Council was tasked today with voting either to adopt the proposed initiative ordinance, without alteration, or to adopt the ballot resolution to submit the proposed initiative ordinance, without alteration, for a public vote in the March 5, 2024 election
The City Council voted 11-1 in favor of the latter.