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Despite having the old ordinance struck down as unconstitutional in 2014, the city of Los Angeles is pursuing a new ban on living in cars and RVs. The ordinance was defined by City Attorney Mike Feuer in a March 2015 report.
People throughout the city are responding with dismay and outrage at this proposed criminalization of people with no other options. Please join Occupy Fight Foreclosures, Occupy Los Angeles, homeowner advocates, and allies by:
1 – speaking at City Hall, Homeless Committee, 1pm room 1050
2 – contacting City Council co-sponsors to register your opposition to the ordinance
"Few people would choose to live in their cars if they had adequate alternatives. The fact that they are forced to do so says more about our choices as a society not to ensure the right to adequate housing than it does about the choices of the individuals simply trying to survive."
-- Eric Tars, senior attorney for the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty.
“This broad and cryptic statute criminalizes innocent behavior, making it impossible for citizens to know how to keep their conduct within the pale.”
-- Judge Harry Pregerson in a federal appeals court ruling striking down L.A.'s ordinance banning homeless people from living in vehicles
Connecting the Issues...
From the Theft of our Homes...
To the Oppression of the Streets...
To the Government deeming our private property not property we can shelter ourselves in...
L.A. will seek to impose new ban on living in vehicles (April 2015)
U.S. appeals court overturns L.A. ban on homeless living in vehicles (June 2014)
Court panel appears skeptical of L.A. ban on homeless living in cars (December 2013)
Homeless advocates march in Venice (December 2010)