Councilman Gil Cedillo wants the LAPD to take a closer look at what can be done to “curtail urination in public places” by people coming and going to sporting events, special events, bars and nightclubs, according to a City Council motion.
Public urination as well as defecation are already illegal under city law. But Cedillo, whose Council District 1 includes Dodger Stadium and a great many bars, says in the motion that public urination in particular “still occurs on a regular basis in neighborhoods that have venues that attract large crowds.” In addition, the motion says:
While sporting events, special events, bars and nightclubs provide valuable entertainment for residents and visitors to Los Angeles, some individuals going to or coming from areas that host these types of businesses or large events occasionally decide to relieve themselves in public. This can negatively affect quality of life for residents around venues that attract large crowds.
Cedillo wants LAPD to report back on what is being done now to enforce current laws, which carry a fine of up to $1,000 fine for peeing or pooping in public, and what other efforts the city should adopt.