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Difference between revisions of "San Francisco Sit-Lie Ordinance, Proposition L (November 2010)"

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Gavin Newsom introduced the ordinance to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, which declined to enact it.  Newsom then moved to have the measure placed on the November ballot, where the city's voters can decide its fate.
 
Gavin Newsom introduced the ordinance to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, which declined to enact it.  Newsom then moved to have the measure placed on the November ballot, where the city's voters can decide its fate.
 
At a Board of Supervisors meeting in July, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu introduced a provision to a separate citywide ballot measure that some supervisors are considering that would require the San Francisco Police Department to operate a foot patrol program.  The provision that Chiu added to the foot patrol ballot measure says that if the foot patrol measure passes and gets more votes than the sit-lie ordinance, the sit-lie ordinance will not go into effect even if it, too, obtains a majority vote.<ref name=poison/>
 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

Revision as of 06:41, 18 July 2010

A San Francisco Sit-Lie Ordinance is on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in San Francisco.[1] The measure is also known by its supporters as the Civil Sidewalks proposition.

The ordinance would restrict sitting or lying on sidewalks citywide from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and provide access to social services for those who need it. Police officers must give a warning before they can give a citation and the ordinance cannot be used to restrict the people's rights to free speech and peaceful assembly.[2]

Supporters

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Gavin Newsom is the measure's main sponsor and cheerleader. Police Chief George Gascon is also a fan of the measure.[3]

Opponents

Homeless advocates oppose the measure, which they view as an attack on the homeless.[3]

Path to the ballot

Gavin Newsom introduced the ordinance to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, which declined to enact it. Newsom then moved to have the measure placed on the November ballot, where the city's voters can decide its fate.

External links

References

  1. San Francisco Examiner, "Sit-lie effort spurs ballot bickering", July 16, 2010
  2. San Francisco Examiner, "Newsom to unveil sit-lie ballot measure", June 15, 2010
  3. 3.0 3.1 KTVU, "Sit-Lie Ordinance Passes Committee But Expected To Fail", May 24, 2010

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