Santa Clarita, CA – Assemblywoman Suzette Martinez Valladares (Santa Clarita) announced today a bill to make the recent Los Angeles City ordinance banning homeless camps within 500 feet of schools, daycare centers, parks, and libraries, a statewide law.
The bill is modeled after Los Angeles City Ordinance 41.18, which was recently amended to prohibit camping within 500 feet of sensitive areas frequented by children.
“Homelessness in California is at an inflection point,” said Valladares. “Parents are concerned about letting their kids walk to school on sidewalks littered with used needles…
“When it comes to our homelessness crisis, the status quo is inhumane. I voted for CARE Courts because they will be an important tool to get the mentally ill and drug addicted off our streets and into treatment,” Valladares said.
Republican Assemblymember Suzette Martinez Valladares said her cousin, a Vietnam War veteran, had been living on the streets in a homeless camp before his death. “I wish that my family had the tools that this bill is going to bring forward so that he might still be alive and with us,” she said. “This is going to save lives. It's about time.”
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“It’s ridiculous that while the state’s coffers are overflowing with cash, average Californians are struggling to buy the basics,” said Assembly Member Suzette Martinez Valladares, R-Santa Clarita.
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“The most basic responsibility of Government is to protect its people from violence,” said Assembly Member Suzette Valladares.