San Francisco Sit-Lie Ordinance, Proposition L (November 2010)

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A San Francisco Sit-Lie Ordinance is on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in San Francisco.[1]

Gavin Newsom is the measure's main sponsor and cheerleader. Police Chief George Gascon is also a fan of the measure.[2]

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.[3]

Homeless advocates oppose the measure, which they view as an attack on the homeless.[2]

References

  1. San Francisco Examiner, "Sit-lie effort spurs ballot bickering", July 16, 2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 KTVU, "Sit-Lie Ordinance Passes Committee But Expected To Fail", May 24, 2010
  3. San Francisco Examiner, "Newsom to unveil sit-lie ballot measure", June 15, 2010

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