Berkeley Passes Strict Laws For Sidewalks, HomelessDespite heated opposition from homeless advocates, the Berkeley city council voted Tuesday night in favor of a strict set of laws that will ban people from taking up more than 2 square feet of space on sidewalks.
Berkeley Voters Narrowly Reject Sit-Lie BanBerkeley voters have narrowly defeated a controversial measure that would have banned sitting on sidewalks in the city's commercial areas.
KCBS Cover Story: San Francisco’s Sit/Lie Shuffle In The HaightIn November 2010, San Francisco voters passed the Sit/Lie law, which made it illegal to sit on the City’s sidewalks between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., but that hasn't deterred transients on Haight Street from doing it anyway.
Voters To Decide On Berkeley Sit-Lie BanAfter 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.
Berkeley Council Approves Public Vote On Sit-Lie Ban 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.
Berkeley Council Considers Putting Sidewalk Sitting Ban On BallotCity 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.
Berkeley Mayor Wants To Ban Sitting On SidewalksBerkeley voters may be asked this November to consider a measure that would ban sitting on the city's commercial sidewalks.
Closer Look: San Francisco Sit-Lie Law Effective?San Francisco Police Park Station Captain Denis O’Leary told CBS 5 the law Sit-Lie has been effective despite the criticism.
San Francisco Sit-Lie Ordinance Ineffective, Police Brass ToldSan Francisco’s controversial sit-lie ordinance has been mostly ineffective, a police lieutenant said at a department meeting Wednesday.
Few Changes After SF Sit-Lie Enforcement BeginsSan Francisco police quietly began enforcing the city’s new sit-lie ordinance last week, although no citations have been issued yet, a police spokesman said Thursday.
San Francisco Police Begin Enforcing Sit/Lie Law San Francisco police have begun enforcing the city's sit/lie law, which was approved by voters in November.
SFPD To Begin Enforcing Sit-Lie Ordinance In FebruarySan Francisco’s new sit-lie ordinance became effective on Friday, but it will not be enforced until February when officers have been properly trained on it, police said.
Pension Reform, Sit-Lie Among 15 San Francisco Ballot MeasuresBallot measures San Franciscans will consider next month could affect city employee health care and pension contributions, public transit operator pay, hotel and real estate taxes, and the ability of police to crack down on confrontational street denizens.
Opponents to SF Sit-Lie Proposal Kick off Campaign