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LA Will Spend $30M This Year On Homeless Sweeps. Do They Even Work?

The email goes out every weekday from the Mayor’s Unified Homeless Response Center to a long list of recipients in L.A.: Details of all planned cleanup operations.

On any given day, plans can call for operations at up to 40 homeless encampment locations in the city, an analysis of six months of daily emails by KPCC/LAist found.

What goes on at those so-called “sweeps” has become controversial.

Last week, a small crowd gathered under a cloudy sky near a homeless encampment beneath the 101 freeway on Alvarado Street in Echo Park.

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