Handcuffs Brought out at Transportation Committee


Earlier today during the “Transportation Committee Special Meeting” at City Hall, Venice RV Activist and RV dweller David Busch was reportedly led away in handcuffs after  jumping on the speakers table and yelling “this is segregation!”, “you are facilitating segregation in Venice, the rich and the poor.”

Picture of David Busch by Lawrence K. Ho from The Los Angeles Times

It was during this meeting that Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who represents Venice and chairs the council’s Transportation Committee, presented proposed wording for exemptions to 85.02 for participants of the “Vehicles to Homes” program.

From NBC LA:

Rosendahl “instructed lawyers within the City Attorney’s Office to draw up a proposed ordinance that includes the following text: “notwithstanding any provisions of the (municipal code), participants enrolled in the `Vehicles to Homes Roadmap to Housing’ program overseen by Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and managed by PATH are permitted to sleep legally in certain specific assigned public spaces during certain limited hours only for the duration of their enrollment in the program.”