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A spokeswoman for 5th Ward Councilman Paul Koretz said a homeless encampment near La Cienega Boulevard was evacuated last week after numerous complaints from residents. (photo by Joey Waldinger)

On September 8, police, homeless outreach technicians and sanitation workers cleared a homeless encampment at the corner of La Cienega Blvd. and Blackburn Ave., said Ali Simard, spokesman for Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz, 5th District.

Simard said the camp was cleared under city zoning ordinance 41.18, which limits where people are legally allowed to sit, lie or sleep in public.

The operation was scheduled about a month in advance after numerous complaints from area residents, Simard said.

People living in the encampment were told such action would take place before Los Angeles Police Department officers and Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority employees cleared the area, Simard said.

Simard said PATH and LAHSA staff were providing services in that area for a month before the surgery.

She said sanitation workers gave them over an hour to evacuate and LAHSA offered services to all of the camp residents, but none of them agreed.

About five or six police officers were present and one of the camp residents was detained and handcuffed, although no arrests were made, Simard said.

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