Street Closures for Day 2 of President Trump's Visit in LA

AP News
September 18, 2019 - 6:57 am
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President Trump is still in Los Angeles Wednesday morning.

The president is wrapping up his brief overnight stop in Los Angeles this morning but until he leaves commuters are going to have a tough time getting around.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The area around Wilshire Boulevard between the 110 Harbor Freeway & S. Flower Street

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The area around S. Figueroa Street between 7th Street & W. 4th Street

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The area around N. Hill Street between Bernard Street & Alpine Street

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The area around W. College Street between Yale Street & N. Main Street

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The area around N. Spring Street between Alpine Street & S. Avenue 18

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

CLOSURES / RESTRICTIONS

Figueroa Street from 6th Street to 8th Street, Wilshire Boulevard from Flower Street to Beaudry Avenue, and 7th Street from Flower Street to Bixel Street will be closed beginning at 4:00 a.m.

The above streets will remain closed until midday September 18, 2019.

Trump is making a rare visit to the Los Angeles area Tuesday to raise money for his re-election bid. He's expected to attend a fundraiser at the home of real estate developer Geoffrey Palmer, a major Republican Party donor.

Tickets for the event range in cost from $1,000 for individuals to $100,000 for couples who want to attend a VIP reception roundtable discussion with the president and a photo opportunity.
   
The president's LA visit will wreak havoc with traffic just as was the case when Barack Obama was in office.

The Los Angeles Police Department is warning drivers of the following downtown street closures which began at 4:00 a.m this morning and will continue through midday tomorrow -- Figueroa Street from Sixth to Eighth Street, Wilshire Boulevard from Flower Street to Beaudry Avenue, and Seventh Street from Flower Street to Bixel Street.

On his visit to Northern California, Trump said the people of San Francisco and Los Angeles are fed up with homelessness and his administration will be "doing something" about it.

The president spoke about the problem Tuesday aboard Air Force One as he began a visit to California.

Trump mentioned the creation of a task force but offered no specifics about what might be done.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he hopes Trump will work with the city to end homelessness but that he hasn't been invited to meet with the president.

Garcetti says the federal government could aid Los Angeles with surplus property or money to create additional shelters. The mayor also pushed back on a White House report that suggests using law enforcement in combating homelessness, saying it's not possible for authorities to arrest their way out of the issue.

Garcetti says he has not been invited to meet with the president.

KNX 1070 contributed to this report.