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Chrysalis Workers Arrive, Video of 3rd, No Citations, and Rats


By Rick Swinger,

I was happy to see these guys from Chrysalis of the Business Improvement District (BID), with a homeless lady helping, sweeping up 3rd Ave Wednesday.

Two guys were working hard sweeping and filling up these large trash bags full of pollution! These bags are destined for the city dump and not on our property or the Santa Monica Bay.

Below is a video of 3rd Ave, west side.

The police were going to cite campers on 3rd this week who were not in compliance with the law, but I saw none of it. According to LAMC 41.18(d) and Jones Settlement laggers are not suppose to sleep or sit on the sidewalks from 6 am to 9 pm.


With the homeless now feeding the Norway Rats on 3rd, our neighborhood is threaten by these rats that are known to have pathogens that could transmit to humans via fleas. Norway rats in warehouses like Public Storage downtown have been tested by the Los Angeles County Health Dept Environmental Dept and have been shown to have these pathogens. A real threat for our neighborhood! Public Storage encampment must be shut down for the greater good of this whole neighborhood. Public Storage has had three “Notices to Comply” issued by the LA County Health Dept Environmental Division in the past 9 months and still has not been able to control their Norway Rat infestation! They have 1800 units and all this illegal dumping on 3rd of perishables, trash and bulky items lead to a pollution hazard for the entire Venice Beach region!

Comment (1)

  1. Rick Swinger

    This article I wrote Campers not laggers. I use Campers to appropriately describe what I see and is really the most common denominator to describe the 3rd Street Scene.

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