LOS ANGELES — A federal judge on Friday ordered Los Angeles city and county to move thousands of homeless people living near freeways after an agreement on a plan fell through.

U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter issued a preliminary injunction requiring the relocation, by Sept. 1, of an estimated 6,000 to 7,000 people camping near freeway ramps and overpasses, saying they face a health risk emergency.

Carter ordered a status report on the relocation plan to be ready by June 12, with updates to follow, and warned that he would move up the deadline if he doesn’t see “satisfactory progress.”

The city didn’t immediately release any comment on the ruling.

(2) comments

Rustybongwater

Move them where? Away from the on-ramps so people won't see them on their way to work? Such an eyesore. Never mind the fact that they are people too. out of sight out of mind. That will fix the problem

Jimzan

Way to go U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter If left to Newsom he would never solve this issue.

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