City cleans up Silver Lake area homeless encampment – for now

A large team of workers and vehicles – including a dump truck and a small tractor – were deployed today to clean up a large homeless encampment that had spread to both sides of an underpass on the border of Silver Lake and Historic Filipinotown.

An Eastsider reader who tipped us off about the cleanup said police were also on the scene as workers from the Department of Sanitation and a hazmat crew hauled away trash and belongings from Silver Lake Boulevard where it crossed under Temple Street.

It’s become a common practice as the city removes encampments from public property only to see the homeless move nearby or, in some cases, return to the same spot.

Public notices are required before an encampment is removed.

A homeless person’s belongings on the sidewalk near the cleanup site.

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