The Industrial BID’s annual meeting on November 16 featured a keynote address by Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on the challenges facing our region from a growing homeless population.  Sheriff Villanueva was accompanied by deputies who have been on the front lines of outreach to homeless individuals on Venice Beach, the West L.A. Veteran’s Administration campus, Westchester Park, and most recently downtown at Olvera Street.  The deputies explained how their approach has led to the successful transition of unsheltered individuals from streets to housing, and the Sheriff spoke of the dire need to restore order to our public spaces.


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