Two Los Angeles taxpayers filed suit today against the City of Los Angeles for unlawfully closing the beach. The ordinance, which makes it a crime for anyone to be on a City beach from midnight to 5:00 a.m., was never cleared by the California Coastal Commission. Coastal Commission staff have repeatedly told the City that this ordinance is illegal and void. Yet the City continues to spend taxpayer resources to enforce it.
The plaintiffs, longtime Los Angeles residents, are represented by Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and the law firm of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton. They are seeking an injunction to stop the City’s enforcement of this invalid ordinance.
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 18, 2015) — Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Social Services fails to accommodate the most vulnerable — mentally or developmentally disabled homeless people applying for subsistence benefits under General Relief. Not only are those who need help the most not receiving it, the bureaucratic system and complicated application process also violate federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities.
We need your help to deliver free legal assistance to homeless veterans on December 19-20, 2015 at the "Los Angeles Veteran & Families Stand Down" held at the LA Convention Center in Downtown LA! We anticipate that 2500 homeless Veterans will attend the LA Veteran Stand Down, and many will be seeking legal assistance. Last year, over 80 legal volunteers served 310 Veterans at the LA Stand Down. It was a wonderful event. LA County’s homeless Veterans need help and LAFLA cannot do this alone. Please join us to serve those who have served us.