The Palo Alto City Council approved a new ordinance that will ban sleeping in cars during Monday night’s meeting, but city leaders say more still needs to be done to help the homeless.
Police said they have increased patrols in the area because of the quality of life issues.
Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce a bill on Tuesday that would close San Francisco City Parks at night. The city’s homeless advocates, however, say that the measure would criminalize park dwellers.
More than one-quarter of the homeless people counted in San Francisco this year identified themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, a proportion that surprised veteran advocates for the homeless.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors delayed the scheduled starting date in a plan that would require proof of residency by families seeking shelter through the city’s resources.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency voted on Tuesday to move ahead with a program to limit the parking of oversized vehicles on the city streets.
Known for its beaches and sweeping ocean views, Pacifica rarely attracts attention for crime or other quality of life problems. But statistics compiled over the past few years expose a growing problem: homelessness.
The Bay Area is receiving 280 vouchers to get homeless veterans permanent housing.
Almost 30 homeless people were kicked out of the building, which police said they had occupied for at least eight months.
San Francisco City Hall was the scene of a protest Thursday by homeless families who want Mayor Ed Lee to do more to help get people off the streets and into housing.