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Federal Judge Clears Way For 60 Homeless To Be Removed From Albany Bulb

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People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF)— A federal judge has cleared the way for the City of Albany to evict nearly 60 homeless people encamped on a bayside landfill near the Golden Gate Fields race track.

The area that juts out into the Bay is known as the Albany Bulb.

Last year, the city council voted to begin enforcing a no-camping ordinance. Then last month the city voted on a transition plan that would offer assistance and temporary shelter for the evicted bulb residents.

The homeless plaintiffs argued they are mentally or physically disabled and their removal would transgress the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

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