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Mayor Bass Announces Inside Safe Operation in Partnership with Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez in the San Fernando Valley

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LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass announced an Inside Safe operation in Shadow Hills with Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez. During this operation, more than 20 Angelenos were brought inside and provided supportive services from LA Family Housing, Healthcare In Action, Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA) and County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health (DMH). This encampment has been in existence for four years and included individuals living in tents and industrial metal tubes near the Big Tujunga Creek under Interstate 210. Click here for photos from the operation.

“We have worked urgently to bring thousands more Angelenos inside over the past year than the year before,” said Mayor Karen Bass. “We have changed the way we address this crisis. Today’s Inside Safe operation under Interstate 210 in the San Fernando Valley continues our work to connect participants with housing and supportive services. Thank you Councilwoman Rodriguez for your partnership and support as we continue this work in your district.”

“Addressing homelessness requires cooperation and coordination across all levels of government. Through our combined efforts in Shadow Hills, we've addressed environmental concerns in this sensitive habitat, mitigated fire risk and provided an interim housing solution,” said Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez. 

In 2023, tent encampments came down in every council district and thousands more Angelenos came inside than in 2022 thanks to action locking arms with the City Council, County and LAHSA. The Mayor has worked to improve services provided for unhoused Angelenos coming inside and has also been vocal about the need to make homelessness programs more cost effective as this urgent work continues.

Earlier this week, Mayor Bass expanded Executive Directive 3 to use publicly-owned land to build more housing faster and to address RV encampments by increasing the City’s capacity to tow, store, and dismantle surrendered vehicles. More than 14,000 units of affordable housing are now being accelerated as a result of her executive directive to streamline their development.