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Berkeley Considers New Homeless Strategies After Defeat Of Sit-Lie Ban

An opponent of Berkeley’s failed sit-lie ban, Measure S, has proposed that the city create a working group to investigate the root causes of homelessness in Berkeley and devise a comprehensive strategy to address the problem.


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

Berkeley Voters Narrowly Reject Sit-Lie Ban

Berkeley voters have narrowly defeated a controversial measure that would have banned sitting on sidewalks in the city’s commercial areas.


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

KCBS Cover Story: Berkeley’s Civil Sidewalk Measure Faces Criticism

In this Campaign 2012 Special Report, Margie Shafer looks at the contentious Berkeley measure on the November ballot, dubbed the civil sidewalk ordinance.