- City of Los AngelesCity Council
Establish mobile or permanent public baths for the homeless in Los Angeles
People who do not have a dwelling to live (like many of us) need a specific facility to care for their own personal hygiene. This might help to minimize the impact they have on using bathroom facilities of local businesses, parks, libraries, alley ways, residential neighborhoods and so on. Long term housing is a longer road to come to fruition, in the meanwhile this might provide people with at least some modicum of respect by providing such. It might help all of us feel better about the homeless crisis in the City of Los Angeles. This is a re-launch of the same campaign we started many years ago.
- City Council
City of Los Angeles
All of us know there has been a growing epidemic in this country with homelessness. When people don’t have a proper place to care for their own personal hygiene such as washing their hands, brushing their teeth, showering or using the toilet, it often becomes an issue to residential neighborhoods, business establishments and the public right of way. Libraries, fast food places, streets/alleys and parks are not the place to care for personal hygiene on a regular basis. Many people who do not have shelter (place to live) want and need a proper place to care for their own personal hygiene.
Many larger municipalities are not doing enough to help with the growing issue of people living on the street. The public sector without a doubt needs to ramp up their effort and offer solutions AND tangible projects. With city owned surplus properties, there is certainly no lack of vacant land.
Is there much support to build such a public facility for the specific use by people who do not have a proper place to care for their personal hygiene? We truly believe that such a facility may prove to be beneficial to ALL of us. We are submitting a proposal for such a facility and hope that the City of Los Angeles take a serious look at it.
Though homelessness can be embarrassing, it should not be shameful. Can we not afford the downtrodden a little dignity and provide them with an element so basic to us - something that many of us take for granted in the comfort of our own lives?
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