Proposed Settlement Filed In Civil Rights Suit Stemming From Santa Ana Riverbed Homeless Camp Evacuations
The proposed measures would include proactive outreach by health care workers, assessments, offers of appropriate services and placement, and a requirement to issue warnings before law enforcement takes action over public nuisance concerns.
Orange County Register:
Santa Ana Riverbed Homeless Lawsuit: Proposed Settlement Filed In Federal Court
A proposed settlement in the civil rights lawsuit filed by homeless people against Orange County has been submitted to the federal judge overseeing the court case. The agreement could be finalized at a hearing before U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter on Monday, Oct. 29. The plan, negotiated between county attorneys and lawyers representing homeless people dislodged from tent encampments along the Santa Ana River Trail, met the Oct. 22 deadline imposed by Carter at a previous hearing. (Walker, 10/23)
In other news —
Skid Row Typhus Outbreak
This month Los Angeles declared a typhus outbreak in downtown L.A. The county's Department of Public Health has counted 64 typhus cases this year, including ten downtown. But is there more than a simple concern over public health behind calling this an outbreak? (10/23)