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Mayor Bass Announces Two Inside Safe Operations In Partnership With Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martinez and Councilmember Imelda Padilla

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LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martinez and Councilmember Imelda Padilla announced two Inside Safe operations, which concluded today in Hollywood and Panorama City. This citywide, voluntary approach leads with housing and services and is one feature in a comprehensive strategy to confront the homelessness crisis. Click here to read more about Inside Safe.

“We will continue to bring Angelenos inside with urgency to save lives,” said Mayor Karen Bass. “I thank Councilman Soto-Martinez and Councilwoman Imelda Padilla for their continued efforts to lock arms on this crucial issue.”

During Mayor Bass's first year, tent encampments have come down in every council district and thousands more Angelenos came inside than the previous year thanks to urgent action locking arms with the City Council. Los Angeles is also building more housing rapidly to confront this crisis. 

"Thank you to Mayor Bass for collaborating with our office to bring folks off the streets and into housing. We look forward to working with the Mayor and her team to bring more people into housing from encampments in Hollywood and across District 13," said Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martínez.

“Today marks another successful collaboration with Mayor Bass. Together, we made progress on two commitments to my community - we were able to bring 10 individuals into safer housing, and we cleaned up a neighborhood that has suffered from chronic homelessness. I’m appreciative of the Mayor’s leadership, and I look forward to our continued efforts,” said Councilmember Imelda Padilla.

Inside Safe supports the following five goals: 

  • Reduce the loss of life on our streets.

  • Increase access to mental health and substance abuse treatment for those living in encampments.

  • Eliminate street encampments.

  • Promote long-term housing stability for people experiencing homelessness.

  • Enhance the safety and hygiene of neighborhoods for all residents, businesses and neighbors.