An excerpt from this well-researched article by Alex Andrejev, Mikayla Bean, Weiqin Chen and Shirsho Dasgupta reads:
“The anger over what many homeless individuals see as the criminalization of L.A.’s entire homeless community is felt most intensely in Skid Row. The community is pushing for the establishment of their own Neighborhood Council. Neighborhood councils are composed of residents and business and property owners who advise city government on issues not limited to crime, infrastructure and economic development. Although the council’s formation was defeated in a March 2017 election, an unincorporated Skid Row Neighborhood Council argues that the election was corrupted and is now appealing in court.”
Full article HERE.