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Officials say more people are moving to public beaches, using public parking spots and staying for days and weeks at a time. This movement has caused many problems, beyond just denying other residents beach access and parking spots.
“Motorhomes have 30- to 40-, 50-gallon capacities in the septic systems,” Malibu councilmember Jefferson Wagner told FOX Business on Wednesday. “They're dumping [sewage] right onto the rocks or onto the beach, into the public right of way.”
Wagner said this is “a health violation, and it's a humanitarian violation.”
Wagner calls this an abuse of public lands.
Earlier in February, the Los Angeles Times editorial board stated its support for the relocation of these homeless residents, calling the city’s approach “comprehensive and empathetic.”
At least 81 vehicles were tallied in January’s homeless count of Malibu up from 61 in 2019, according to Fox News.