MANAGERS CONCERNED ABOUT LACK OF FOOT PATROLS IN DOWNTOWN AREA

Mitchell Vieyra
March/03/2017

The BOMA/GLA Downtown Regional Council met and discussed their concerns about the growing crime rates in Downtown Los Angeles, especially in regards to aggressive pan handling. The increased perception of aggressive behavior and the documented increase in minor crimes across the city. At the same time, the Security & Emergency Preparedness Committ has approached LAPD about the issues buildings are facing with growing protests - in particular unpermitted gatherings. 

In order to address these issues, members are meeting with LAPD to request an increase in the number of foot patrol in the Downtown Los Angeles area. BOMA/GLA is also tracking a new piece of legislation proposed by Council Members Bonin and Buscaino that would look to increase foot patrols and basic car area visibility across the city.