It Turns Out That The Los Angeles Department Of Sanitation — Which Is A Key Player In The Raiding And Destruction Of Homeless Encampments — Will Provide “Community Dumpsters” For Housedweller Groups And Events — At The Behest Of Council Districts — And With A Huge Amount Of Attention And Time Devoted By City Staff — But None Of These Players — Not One — Will Provide Dumpsters For Homeless People Living On The Streets — These Are The Very Same Players Who Use Encampment Trash Accumulation To Justify Death-Dealing Sweeps — And It Is Supremely Ironic That Bladimir Campos — Of LA San — Is Involved In Both Activities

It’s well-known that pretty much the entire response of the City government of Los Angeles to our homelessness crisis is criminalization and its subsequent brutality, implemented at the hands of police and weaponized sanitation workers, driven never by sound policy, morality, or basic human decency, but rather by the incessant hateful complaints of psychopathic genocidal housedwellers.

This policy is manifested most visibly in notoriously savage encampment sweeps, during which tents, medicine, legal papers, and other possessions absolutely necessary for human life, are destroyed by City functionaries and cops. The claim is that sweeps are necessary to keep the streets clean, although the utter cynical falsity of this claim is revealed by two facts.

First, the sweepers often neglect to pick up actual trash while they’re destroying possessions and second, the City refuses to provide people living in encampments with the basic tools they need to keep their homes and neighborhoods clean in the first place, tools enjoyed by every housedweller in the City. Most important among these are trash receptacles and toilets. So crucially needed are toilets and trash cans and so cruel is the City’s refusal to provide them that an entire coalition of activist groups, Services Not Sweeps, exists to demand that the City provide them, among other things.

And not only that, but I recently obtained a big set of emails between staffers in Paul Koretz’s office and Bladimir Campos of LA Sanitation, who’s responsible for, among other things, coordinating encampment sweeps when Council Districts ask him to. I don’t know what excuses the City gives for their refusal to provide trash receptacles to encampments or even if they feel the need to excuse themselves, but one appalling fact I learned from these new emails is that the City actually has a whole system in place to deliver dumpsters to community events and pick them up afterwards.

Like all such perquisites in the City of Los Angeles, these so-called community dumpsters seem to be coordinated through Council offices, and you can read in this conversation and this other conversation exactly how much painstaking effort Koretz staffer Aviv Kleinman and a surprisingly large number of other City officials were willing to put in week after week after week after year after year to make sure that one of these dumpsters was made available by LA San for some community group’s event.

And don’t miss the supremely ironic fact that Kleinman’s correspondent at Sanitation was none other than Bladimir Campos. So not only does the City refuse to provide trash receptacles to people who desperately need them, not only does the City use the entirely predictable consequences that flow from a lack of receptacles, but the City is refusing to provide receptacles when they already have an entire functioning system in place for providing trash receptacles.

Nothing at all needs to be developed, no new funding needs to be put in place. All that has to happen is for City Councilmembers to understand or to be made to understand that the people living in an encampment are of equal value to the people in some other kind of community group with respect to City-provided trash receptacles, no matter what kind of housing situation they’re in. None of which is likely to happen, of course, because our public officials have no shame and no consciences. Read on for transcribed selections.


From: Aviv Kleinman <aviv.kleinman@lacity.org>
Date: Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 11:25 AM
To: Bladimir Campos <bladimir.campos@lacity.org>
Subject: Community dumpster request

Hello Bladimir,

Thank you for taking my call today.

We received a request by a synagogue community for a dumpster for 1 day on March 30, in preparation for the Passover holiday. The content will only be food items. They said it would be ideal to have on one of the side streets near Ventura/White Oak in Encino. You mentioned over the phone that it would probably be complimentary. The request was made by Rabbi Horowitz, 818-793-3805. Please call him when you can to learn more information if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Aviv Kleinman

Aviv Kleinman, M.U.R.P.
Planning Deputy
Councilmember Paul Koretz – Council District 5


From: Aviv Kleinman <aviv.kleinman@lacity.org>
Date: Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 2:42 PM
To: Bladimir Campos <bladimir.campos@lacity.org>

Hello Bladimir,

Were you able to take a look at this request?

Thank you,

Aviv Kleinman

Aviv Kleinman, M.U.R.P.
Planning Deputy
Councilmember Paul Koretz – Council District 5


From: Bladimir Campos <bladimir.campos@lacity.org>
Date: Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM
To: Aviv Kleinman <aviv.kleinman@lacity.org>

Greetings Aviv

My sincere apologies, my computer is been acting weird. Please see attached form and forward. In Billing Information please check GCP box. If available, please forward event’s flyer.

Thank you

Best regards,

LA Sanitation!
Solid Resources Support Services Division
Bladimir Campos
(213) 485-3612 office
Join us for Earth Day LA 2018!


From: Dovid Horowitz <rdhorowitz@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 10:47 AM
To: Aviv Kleinman <aviv.kleinman@lacity.org>

Good Morning Aviv,

Thank you for helping us out with this.

Here is the application — would you mind taking a look to make sure it is filled out correctly?

In terms of placing the dumpster — Zelzah is a wide street next to Ralphs which has several parking meters. That part of the street is very convenient for people to reach, and I don’t think we would be in anyone’s way. Do you think we would be able to have it delivered there? Otherwise, perhaps more south on the street, next to the football field of Crespi Highschool, there also seems to be ample space. Your thoughts?

Thank you,

Rabbi Horowitz


From: Aviv Kleinman <aviv.kleinman@lacity.org>
Date: Wed, Mar 21,2018 at 1:09 PM

To: Bladimir Campos <bladimir.campos@lacity.org>

Hello Bladimir,

Please see the application below. Is it sufficient?


From: Bladimir Campos <bladimir.campos@lacity.org>
Date: Wed, Mar 21,2018 at 1:17 PM
To: David Mello <david.mello@lacity.org>, Michael Solis <michael.solis@lacity.org>, Aviv Kleinman <aviv.kleinman@lacity.org>

Cc: James Moore <james.e.moore@lacity.org>, Janice Murray <janice.murray@lacity.org>

Hi Aviv- it will be scheduled. Be minded the earliest roll off can be delivered is 7:00 am. Please confirm it is okay. Thank you

David /Mike

Please coordinate roll off service request for March 30th to be on site at 7:00 am. Thank you. See attached form.

Best regards,

LA Sanitation!

Solid Resources Support Services Division
Bladimir Campos


From: Aviv Kleinman <aviv.kleinman@lacity.org>
Date: Wed, Mar 21,2018 at 1:35 PM
To: Bladimir Campos <bladimir.campos@lacity.org>, “Gurmet K. Khara” <gurmet.khara@lacity.org>
Cc: David Mello <david.mello@lacity.org>, Michael Solis <michael.solis@lacity.org>, James Moore <james.e.moore@lacity.org>, Janice Murray <janice.murray@lacity.org>

That’s excellent, thank you very much for your assistance.

I believe that the applicant did not specify an address because he was not sure where in that general area would be most unobtrusive and efficient. I just spoke to him and he clarified that the east side of Zelzah between Santa Rita and Ventura would be best. If a dumpster can occupy a meter space, that would work, otherwise there are non-metered spaces on that block.

He said 7 am would be fine. Does someone need to be there to receive the dumpster?

Thank you,
Aviv Kleinman


From: Bladimir Campos <bladimir.campos@lacity.org>
Date: Wed, Mar 21,2018 at 1:38 PM
To: Aviv Kleinman <aviv.kleinman@lacity.org>
Cc: “Gurmet K. Khara” <gurmet.khara@lacity.org>, David Mello <david.mello@lacity.org>, Michael Solis <michael.solis@lacity.org>, James Moore <james.e.moore@lacity.org>, Janice Murray <janice.murray@lacity.org>

Great, thank you Aviv. No need for anybody to receive dumpster.

Kind regards,


From: Aviv Kleinman <aviv.kleinman@lacity.org>
Date: Wed, Mar 21,2018 at 1:44 PM
To: Bladimir Campos <bladimir.campos@lacity.org>
Cc: “Gurmet K. Khara” <gurmet.khara@lacity.org>, David Mello <david.mello@lacity.org>, Michael Solis <michael.solis@lacity.org>, James Moore <james.e.moore@lacity.org>, Janice Murray <janice.murray@lacity.org>

Thank you, Bladimir.

Just to confirm, this will be a 40-cubic-yard bin, right?

Thank you,

Aviv Kleinman


From: Bladimir Campos <bladimir.campos@lacity.org>
Date: Wed, Mar 21,2018 at 1:47 PM
To: Aviv Kleinman <aviv.kleinman@lacity.org>

Cc: “Gurmet K. Khara” <gurmet.khara@lacity.org>, David Mello <david.mello@lacity.org>, Michael Solis <michael.solis@lacity.org>, James Moore <james.e.moore@lacity.org>, Janice Murray <janice.murray@lacity.org>

Correct,

Thank you

Best regards,


From: Aviv Kleinman <aviv.kleinman@lacity.org>
Date: Wed, Mar 21,2018 at 1:52 PM
To: Dovid Horowitz <rdhorowitz@gmail.com>

Confirmed that it will be a 40-cy bin, the big one.


From: David Mello <david.mello@lacity.org>
Date: Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 7:08 AM
To: Bladimir Campos <bladimir.campos@lacity.org>

Cc: Aviv Kleinman <aviv.kleinman@lacity.org>, “Gurmet K. Khara” <gurmet.khara@lacity.org>, Michael Solis <michael.solis@lacity.org>, James Moore <james.e.moore@lacity.org>, Janice Murray <janice.murray@lacity.org>

DELIVERED

David Mello, Supervisor/Rolloff
City of Los Angeles, Dept, of Public Works
Solid Resources Valley Division


From: Bladimir Campos <bladimir.campos@lacity.org>
Date: Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 7:45 AM
To: David Mello <david.mello@lacity.org>
Cc: Aviv Kleinman <aviv.kleinman@lacity.org>, “Gurmet K. Khara” <gurmet.khara@lacity.org>, Michael Solis <michael.solis@lacity.org>, James Moore <james.e.moore@lacity.org>, Janice Murray <janice.murray@lacity.org>

Thank you David.

Kind regards,


From: Aviv Kleinman <aviv.kleinman@lacity.org>
Date: Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 8:45 AM
To: Dovid Horowitz <rdhorowitz@gmail.com>

Rab Horowitz,

Was the dumpster a success?

Aviv

Aviv Kleinman, M.U.R.R
Planning Deputy


From: Dovid Horowitz <rdhorowitz@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 10:38 AM
To: Aviv Kleinman <aviv.kleinman@lacity.org>

YES!

Thank you so much for helping us to arrange everything. The community really appreciates it.

Chag Sameach!


From: Aviv Kleinman <aviv.kleinman@lacity.org>
Date: Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 1:45 PM
To: Dovid Horowitz <rdhorowitz@gmail.com>

Good to hear! Chag Sameach!

Thank you,

Aviv Kleinman


From: Aviv Kleinman <aviv.kleinman@lacity.org>
Date: Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 1:46 PM
To: Bladimir Campos <bladimir.campos@lacity.org>
Cc: David Mello <david.mello@lacity.org>, “Gurmet K. Khara” <gurmet.khara@lacity.org>, Michael Solis <michael.solis@lacity.org>, James Moore <james.e.moore@lacity.org>, Janice Murray <janice.murray@lacity.org>

Thank you very much for your help, Sanitation team. The organizer said it was a success and was very thankful.

Thank you,

Aviv Kleinman


From: Bladimir Campos <bladimir.campos@lacity.org>
Date: Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 1:55 PM
To: Aviv Kleinman <aviv.kleinman@lacity.org>, David Mello <david.mello@lacity.org>

Cc: “Gurmet K. Khara” <gurmet.khara@lacity.org>, Michael Solis <michael.solis@lacity.org>, James Moore <james.e.moore@lacity.org>, Janice Murray <janice.murray@lacity.org>

You are very welcome Aviv

David

Thanks a lot dude.

Kind regards,



Image of Bladimir Campos and federal prisoner #123456 is ©2019 MichaelKohlhaas.Org and is somewhat based off this lil Facebookery over here.

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