[Hpn] LEGAL OUTDOOR SLEEPING ZONES - Santa Barbara CA USA reviews proposal Feb 27 Tues

Tom Boland wgcp@earthlink.net
Fri, 16 Feb 2001 13:32:05 -0800 (PST)

*What groups where you live might Oppose or Support "living outdoors legally"? *What "concerns" might might be raised Opponents of "safe sleeping zones"? *How might Supporters best repsond to Opponents' "concerns"? CIRCULATE PLEASE LEGAL SLEEPING ZONES for homeless people living in vehicles: SANTA BARBARA CA reviews proposal Feb 27 Tues http://newsfinder.arinet.com/fpweb/fp.dll/$stargeneral/htm/x_dv.htm/_ibyx/cg0302 6/_itox/starnet/_svc/news/_Id/702919803/_k/waq2rgEsS9xhSl2P FWD Source: AP - AP Wire Service - Feb 14 2001 News briefs from Southern California UNTITLED EXCERPT By The Associated Press SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) _ Homeless living in cars and campers may be getting help from the Board of Supervisors: Special sleeping zones in parking lots. With rents at an all-time high and more people taking refuge in cars, the board will consider a proposal Feb. 27 that establishes sleeping zones in the parking lots of designated churches and public lots. Supervisor Gail Marshall proposed the law at the request of homeless advocates. One plan allows three cars per night to park legally and rent-free in the parking lots of public and private facilities. A similar program in Eugene, Ore., is serving as a model for county officials. ``It's an issue that needs to be addressed and we agreed to initiate the discussion,'' said John Buttny, aide to Marshall. Hundreds of people live in their vehicles on the South Coast, many of them living on $700-per-month disability checks, officials said. Public sleeping and camping is against city and county laws. END FORWARD **In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. section 107, this material is distributed without charge or profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving this type of information for non-profit research and educational purposes only.** Visit HPN for CONSTANTLY UPDATING NEWS on Homeless People: *************************************************************** Over 10,000 articles by or via homeless & ex-homeless people Been Homeless? Then JOIN! EMAIL Tom Boland <wgcp@earthlink.net> Nothing About Us Without Us - Democratize Public Policy ***************************************************************