Sit lie ordinance
In this Campaign 2012 Special Report, Margie Shafer looks at the contentious Berkeley measure on the November ballot, dubbed the civil sidewalk ordinance.
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.
City leaders in Berkeley are considering Tuesday night whether to put a measure before voters this November that bans sitting on public sidewalks, a plan backed by the city’s mayor.
A 29-year-old advertising student is using a bit of street theater in San Francisco’s iconic Haight-Ashbury district to bring attention to the plight of homeless youth in the city.
San Francisco Police Park Station Captain Denis O’Leary told CBS 5 the law Sit-Lie has been effective despite the criticism.
San Francisco’s controversial sit-lie ordinance has been mostly ineffective, a police lieutenant said at a department meeting Wednesday.
A paperwork snafu has delayed enforcement of San Francisco’s sit/lie ban.
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.
The political flap over whether San Francisco should ban sitting and lying on city sidewalks has returned to the Board of Supervisors as they discuss the measure Mayor Newsom plans for the November ballot.