L.A. Hotels Will Be Forced to House Homeless, if Voters Approve Ballot Initiative
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On Friday, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to leave it up voters to decide if hotels should be forced to provide unrented units to the city's homeless. If enacted, the 'Responsible Hotel Ordinance' will require L.A. hotels and motels to provide rooms to homeless people, alongside paying guests. The ordinance mandates participation, raises safety concerns and opens up managers to lawsuits if they fail to comply, KTLA reports. Under the program, the city would give homeless people vouchers, which they would use to pay for their rooms.