LOS ANGELES - Caving in to strong public opinion Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has just issue a Mayoral Directive that he says will go into effect at 12:03 a.m. on Thursday, August 22.
Mayor Garcetti informed the news media that after receiving 59 different petitions with over 1 million signatures he decided to implement the new Homeless Signs Mandate.
He explained that what this means is that beginning on August 22, all signs being held on street corners by homeless people must be in English as well as in Spanish.
The mayor went on to say that any violators will be asked to either destroy the sign and place it in a trash receptacle or if they refuse they will be arrested for failure to comply with a city of Los Angeles mandated statute directive.
SIDENOTE: Mayor Garcetti wants the homeless individuals to know that if they cannot write in Spanish they can call the city's Department of Linguistics and they will be assisted in translating their sign into Spanish.