Many of the chain hotels have refused to make rooms available because of the impact it would have on the hotel chain brand. However, Activists have been putting pressure on Mayor Garcetti to use emergency powers to commandeer hotel rooms because people are literally dying on the streets. A compromise is needed.
In comes Project Homekey This allows the City and County to actually purchase and rehabilitate hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings and residential care facilities. The Travelodge located at 21603 Devonshire Street is being acquired by the County. This hotel is located in Council Member John Lee’s Council District 12. The Travelodge is located in close proximity to the Chatsworth Transit Center. Councilmember Lee has provided an FAQ here. He states, “Whether you agree with this proposal, I think we can all agree that truth matters and facts matter.”
In 2021 the Chatsworth Porter Ranch Chamber of Commerce’s website will host a Community Business Hotline. Business owners will be able to report any non-emergency issues. The Chamber will use this information to advocate for its business owners. The Business Hotline will become available in 2021.