Los Ange­les with­draws con­tro­ver­sial ‘home­less in hotels’ bal­lot mea­sure

(The Cen­ter Square) – The Los Ange­les city coun­cil decid­ed to remove a con­tro­ver­sial March 2024 bal­lot mea­sure to require hotels to host home­less indi­vid­u­als in unsold rooms after a wave of con­tro­ver­sy and push­back from busi­ness lead­ers.
Under a com­pro­mise mea­sure passed with zero oppos­ing votes, the city will require new hotels to build new afford­able hous­ing at a one-to-one basis for units dis­placed by the new hotel’s con­struc­tion, and will cre­ate a vol­un­tary pro­gram to house home­less in hotels at nego­ti­at­ed rates.
“We thank the LA City Coun­cil for bro­ker­ing a com­pro­mise to get the home­less-in-hotels mea­sure off the bal­lot,” said Chip Rogers, pres­i­dent and CEO of the Amer­i­can Hous­ing and Lodg­ing Asso­ci­a­tion, which ran a sig­nif­i­cant pub­lic cam­paign agains …