After a lengthy debate, the Berkeley City Council voted 6-3 early Wednesday morning in favor of putting a measure on the November ballot that would prohibit sitting on sidewalks near businesses during daytime hours.
The entire length of a Golden Gate Bridge sidewalk will close for several months starting Tuesday for a retrofitting construction project, bridge district officials said.
A cherry picker caved into a small sinkhole on Sutter Street overnight, shutting down the street between Grant Avenue and Kearny Street, a police spokesman said.
Prop L allows police officers to cite individuals for sitting, lounging or panhandling on a sidewalk in San Francisco without a citizen’s complaint having first been lodged.
Voters on Tuesday supported Measure L, known as the “sit/lie” ordinance, that would ban sitting or lying on sidewalks between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.
In early returns voters were supporting by a three-to-one margin an ordinance that makes laying or sitting on San Francisco sidewalks illegal.