While the City of Lomita understands the need to care for the most vulnerable in our community during this unprecedented time, this arrangement takes advantage of the current emergency to place additional burden on communities like ours that are already shouldering more than our share of the provision of affordable housing in our region. We are holding LA County and the State of California accountable for putting in place the necessary management plans, security protocols and other measures to protect the health and safety of our community, and cover the costs of all services related to the hotel arrangement.  

The County has expressed to the City that individuals at the facility will be medically screened prior to entry by transfer, as well as multiple times daily, and will have protocols in place to transfer any individual that may become symptomatic to an alternative facility capable of managing care for that individual.

The County has also expressed that there will be security and management personnel present on site 24 hours a day to ensure the safety of the community.