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L.A. Offering Bribes So Occupiers Will Abandon City Hall Campsite?

L.A. Offering Bribes So Occupiers Will Abandon City Hall Campsite?

Dollar-a-year lease on a 10,000-square-foot downtown office.

While many Occupations have gotten the boot, it looks like Occupy L.A. is getting star treatment.

Instead of sending in police with batons and pepper spray, city officials are offering Occupy L.A. a "package of incentives" so they will abandon their camp outside of City Hall, according to the LA Times.

The incentives reportedly include downtown office space, pasture land, and free housing.

During the Occupy L.A. General Assembly meeting on Monday, details of the proposal were revealed by Jim Lafferty,  an attorney with the National Lawyers Guild.

According to Lafferty, the City of Los Angeles inducements to the Occupiers include a 10,000-square-foot office space near City Hall for the cost of $1 a year, a lease for land outside of city limits for Occupiers who wish to farm, and  additional housing for the homeless who have joined the Occupy movement.

The Los Angeles Mayor's office will neither confirm nor deny the deal, saying only that: "We are in negotiations with organizers of Occupy L.A."

L.A. apparently would rather accommodate its Occupiers at public expense than enforce the law and evict them in a manner similar to Occupy Wall Street and other encampments like Occupy Oakland.

Regardless of any deals offered by Los Angeles city officials, nobody knows if and when the Occupy L.A. movement will give up its current campsite.

Protestors had mixed emotions when told about the ongoing negotiations, according to the L.A.Times, with some excited, others angry and confused.

How that differs from the Occupiers' usual state was not immediately clear.

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