Please cut and paste the message below asking Councilman Bonin, Mayor Garcetti and City Attorney Feuer to pass it into law.
Dear Councilman Bonin, Mayor Garcetti, City Attorney Mike Feuer,
I urge you to pass the O'Farrell/VNC Motion to protect school children, residents, and disabled persons from the burdens of homeless encampments.
This Motion was initially requested by Councilman O'Farrell and drafted by the City Attorney under a proviso in the Martin v. Boise decision, which states:
Nor do we suggest that a jurisdiction with insufficient shelter can never criminalize the act of sleeping outside. Even where shelter is unavailable, an ordinance prohibiting sitting, lying, or sleeping outside at particular times or in particular locations might well be constitutionally permissible. So, too, might an ordinance barring the obstruction of public rights of way or the erection of certain structures.
The Venice Neighborhood Council amended the original O'Farrell Motion, which provided buffer zones for parks, schools, school routes, child care centers and homeless shelters and housing, to add 150 foot setbacks for residences, slightly greater setbacks from entrances/exits, and easier access for the disabled to sidewalks.
Mayor Eric Garcetti c/o <firstname.lastname@example.org>