City Attorney's Office

LA City Attorney's Office Wins Two Cases on Homeless Shelters

The City Attorney's office prevailed in defending homeless shelters in Venice and Griffith Park against petitions brought by nearby residents and property owners.

Eric Garcetti

City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Tuesday that his office won two cases related to the establishment of homeless shelters in Los Angeles.

The California Supreme Court denied the petition for review filed by the Venice Stakeholders Association against the Pacific Sunset A Bridge Home Shelter, Feuer said.

Los Angeles also prevailed against all the causes of action filed against it in the challenge to the Griffith Park A Bridge Home Shelter.

"My office will continue to fight to defend the homeless housing we so urgently need," Feuer said. "These victories are important milestones in this vital work."

The Venice facility provides 154 beds near the largest homeless population on the city's west side, and the Griffith Park shelter, which is set to open soon, will have 100 beds, the City Attorney's Office stated.

The facilities provide people shelter, hygiene, storage, food and case management services for up to three years, officials said.

Venice residents had argued that the A Bridge Home site was too close to homes and schools, and the stakeholders association sued over the plan to establish it.

A lawsuit challenged the environmental reviews of the Griffith Park homeleses shelter by nearby residents and property owners, a group that called itself the Friends of Waverly Inc.

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