Victory for Stop CCFO Coalition!
Yesterday, hundreds of people came together to voice their opposition to the proposed Community Care Facilities Ordinance (CCFO). In a huge victory for the Stop CCFO Coalition, city council withheld a vote and established a working group to revise the ordinance. The working group is scheduled to report back in 90 days, making necessary changes to eliminate the negative impacts initially set forth under the CCFO.
“This is a major win, against tremendous odds, for the thousands of responsible, courageous Angelenos who rely on shared housing,” said Elise Buik, CEO of United Way of Greater Los Angeles. “We thank the city council for recognizing the seriousness of this issue and for agreeing to develop an alternative ordinance that strengthens enforcement at nuisance properties while protecting housing for the city’s most vulnerable residents.”
The Stop CCFO Coalition, which continues to grow and now includes more than 160 organizations, packed city council chambers this yesterday morning. Speakers opposing the CCFO included Maria Elena Durazo (County Federation of Labor), Anne Williams (Central City Association) and Marqueece Harris-Dawson (Community Coalition), all of whom drew thunderous applause from the crowd. Councilmembers Richard Alarcon and Bill Rosendahl spoke out passionately against the current draft of the ordinance.
Thank you to all that have fought against the CCFO. Yesterday was a testament to the power of collaborative work and the strength of the Stop CCFO Coalition!