Raymond Arroyo Visits Venice Beach: Homeless Encampments Are on What Used to Be Tourist Destinations
ARROYO: "That's Sheriff Alex Villanueva, he is the Los Angeles County sheriff, and he has really smacked back at this crisis, cleaned up that Venice boardwalk, but he told me his hands are tied. Tomorrow we are going to get even deeper into this. This homeless crisis covers all parts of this city, Laura, even up until city hall, right in the shadow of city hall. You have homeless encampments on what used to be tourist destinations. But you have local officials that want to engage, want to help the populace, and they are being stopped, but there is a political coalition coming together. You have talked about this for years. This crisis, all of it, the crime, the homelessness, may be the spark that creates an entirely new coalition here in California."