The LA County Board of Supervisors have approved the funding of security guards to be present at all county toilets in place at 'high-need' homeless encampments for six months.
Supervisor Hilda Solis is a proponent of these homeless toilets:
“Unfortunately, those experiencing homelessness have been disproportionately impacted by the Hepatitis A outbreak,” Solis said. “However, the county is responding quickly to combat this outbreak. Having an area to wash your hands is a human rights issue, and today we are expanding our ability to ensure that our at-risk communities have access to this basic human need in a safe environment.”
Toilets are set to go up in four locations: West Carson, Whittier Narrows Park in El Monte, along the LA River near the 105 freeway, and in the Antelope Valley community of East Pearblossom.