L.A. council OKs law limiting homeless people’s belongings to what can fit in a trash bin

The Los Angeles City Council approved a law Wednesday to rein in the tent-and-tarpaulin encampments whose dramatic spread has raised the political stakes of handling one of the nation’s worst homeless crises.

The ordinance — a revised version of the law known as 56.11 that was adopted in June — limits storage on sidewalks, parkways and alleys citywide to what homeless people can fit in a 60-gallon container, about the size of a city recycling or trash bin.

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