Councilman Cedillo's Motion to use Bridewell Armory as Emergency Homeless Shelter is Approved by Council
We have good news to report. Thanks to our advocacy, LAHSA has agreed to work with our office to approve All Saints Episcopal Church as a winter shelter. After receiving this news, I immediately introduced a motion to place the site on the winter shelter list, securing protections under the shelter crisis. This will allow them to access LAHSA funds and operate through the winter season. It was approved by Council today. I'd like to thank my colleague Councilmember Jose Huizar for graciously donating $20,000 from his discretionary funds to help the shelter continue its work. The City Council also approved a motion I authored, which asks the Department of Recreation and Parks to immediately open the Bridewell Armory as a winter shelter.
Voted today to provide $20k in #CD14 emergency funding immediately to support Recycled Resources for the Homeless important work serving the#homeless community in #NELA. I'm happy to support this more than worthy group seeking to address homelessness in our City. (Notice no mention of Bridewell Armory support).
In lieu of today's Councilman Cedillo-led City Council approved, emergency opening of the Bridewell Armory, we call upon Councilman Cedillo and Councilman Huizar, to make portions of the Hazard Park Armory available to house the increased Homeless Population in ......., and around the Hazard Park connected communities of Lincoln Heights, LA-32 and Boyle Heights-----Scott Johnson.