Demands For A Commitment Against Hostile Architecture

Neighborhood Councils and Los Angeles City Hall, including Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti

Homesnotstones

We demand a commitment from the Neighborhood Councils and Los Angeles City Hall, including Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti make a commitment against hostile architecture.

The full petition is below.

Endorsed by:

Street Watch LA - https://streetwatchla.com/
Koreatown For All - https://ktownforall.org/


Petition by
Jamie Penn
Los Angeles, California

To: Neighborhood Councils and Los Angeles City Hall, including Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti
From: [Your Name]

Los Angeles: A People's City

We demand a commitment from the Neighborhood Councils and Los Angeles City Hall, including Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti, to adopt making a commitment against hostile architecture.

Introduction.

Hostile architecture plays a major role in the displacement of the "homeless" population. A home is so much more than a physical space. By calling individuals experiencing houselessness “homeless” you strip away that connection. Houselessness is simply lacking a place to live.

Instead of investing in sustainable urban agriculture, food forests, or carbon sequestering trees, we have often seen the city and businesses install unpermitted planters to displace unhoused residents.

Hostile structures, such as rocks, boulders, metal spikes, leaning bars instead of benches, or uncomfortably leveled benches, etc., only perpetuate the extensive problems of houselessness. Hostile architecture also criminalizes houseless individuals who seek shelter in public spaces or use public facilities.

We must instead work to create effective community based solutions to prevent houselessness in the first place. The following is an ongoing commitment against hostile architecture and approving proposed projects that include them.

Our List of demands

Article I.

A commitment for all people to have free access to all public spaces and a commitment against hostile architecture and proposed projects that include them.

Article II.

A commitment to identify and report all forms of hostile architecture within the area you represent.

Article III.

A commitment to fund and organize the removal of all forms of hostile architecture within the area you represent.

We demand these commitments from the representing bodies and individuals who oversee our home, this beautiful city.

Signed,
The People of Los Angeles

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Agreed to and adopted by the Following Los Angeles City Council Members Neighborhood Councils and Organizations:

Street Watch LA - https://streetwatchla.com/​
Koreatown For All - https://ktownforall.org/