Berkeley City Council Approves Laws Targeting Homeless: SFist

In a contentious public meeting that went well into the night, the City Council of Berkeley Tuesday passed a set of laws specifically designed to target the city’s homeless population. The laws, which include a ban on occupying more than 2-square-feet of sidewalk space, are an attempted response to the city’s growing population of homeless. Several members of the city council vocally opposed the new laws, and at least one Councilmember decried the measures as punitive.In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Berkeley City Councilmember Jesse Arreguin explained his opposition to the new laws.

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