I must admit I NEVER wanted to live in the midst of all of this chaos, and I have very little sympathy for those who choose to do so.
Live on the beach. Live up in the hills. There are other options than turning downtown LA into a Third World disease-ridden slum.
If they could, the self-styled homeless advocates in the Denver / Boulder area would trash public spaces in these cities, too. It’s unconscionable! Denver Homeless Out Loud and Boulder Rights Watch are worse than useless in terms of promoting positive alternatives to more of the same old ENABLING.