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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Mayor Sam Exclusive: Councilman Cedillo against Privately-financed Homeless Shelter in Highland Park Church

As the nights become chilly and a El Nino-influenced Winter nears, Mayor Sam has learned that CD 1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo is opposing a Faith-Based Group-financed Homeless Shelter at the All Saints Church, located at Avenue 56 and Monte Vista Way in Highland Park.       
** Blogger's Note: In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we have learned that a Faith Based Group-financed 30 Bed Homeless Shelter at the Highland Park All Saints Church (locate at Avenue 56 and Monte Vista) is facing opposition from CD 1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo. Zoning issues are the alleged reason for the Councilman's opposition. If true, Cedillo's would contradict recent Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council pronouncements which advocate for decisive action in combating LA's growing Homeless Issues. According to our source, the 30 Bed Shelter, which is being funded via a grant from a West LA Faith Base Group, is set open at 4 PM today. The timing of the opening coincides with growing concerns about the proliferation of Homeless Encampments within Flood Control Washes across the city. In recent months, LAPD and various city department have undertaken sweeps along the Arroyo Seco to deal with this situation. Considering that this response from the Faith Based Community is being privately-financed, the actions of the CD 1 City Councilman merit further vetting----Scott Johnson.  
The All Saints Church location in Highland Park.

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