San Francisco Makes it Illegal to Sit or Lie Down on Sidewalks

Posted November 3rd, 2010 by pmfalcon

SAN FRANCISCO — Voters approved a law intended to sweep the sidewalks clean of vagrants, and an attempt to sabotage the sit-lie ordinance failed along with a measure to politicize police officer foot patrols.
Proposition L makes it illegal to sit or lie on sidewalks citywide from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The law is tailored to allow officers to move people loitering or blocking sidewalks and businesses. They must issue a warning before they give a citation, and for those who refuse to move along, police can make an arrest.

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