L.A. hotels fight ballot measure requiring them to give vacant rooms to homeless

Los Angeles hotels provided rooms to thousands of homeless people during the coronavirus pandemic as part of Project Roomkey, but innkeepers are feeling less than hospitable about a proposal to host the homeless regularly.

Voters will decide on a union-backed ballot measure that would require hotels to offer daily any unoccupied rooms to the homeless, a plan aimed at fighting the homelessness crisis that Los Angeles hoteliers predict will devastate the industry as travelers flee outside city lines.

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