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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.


A homeless man sleeps in the doorway of a closed store in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Voters To Decide On Berkeley Sit-Lie Ban

After a contentious city council meting on Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council voted 6-3 to send a controversial sit-lie ban on the November ballot.


Homeless man in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Sit-Lie Ordinance Ineffective, Police Brass Told

San Francisco’s controversial sit-lie ordinance has been mostly ineffective, a police lieutenant said at a department meeting Wednesday.

CBS San Francisco–05/25/2011

Newsom, Supervisors Butt Heads

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom had some strong words for the Board of Supervisors this week, as the two sides came to a head over a pair of ballot proposals.