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Overturn San Francisco's Discriminatory Sidewalk Sitting Ban

After the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 8-3 against a measure to ban sitting on city sidewalks in June 2010, Mayor Gavin Newsom took it to the ballot.

Proposition L, better known as the sit-lie ordinance, passed with 53 percent of the vote on election day 2010. It's designed to ban sitting and lying on city sidewalks between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.

Supporters, especially businesspeople in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, said it would curb loitering and aggressive panhandling. But since the police acknowledge that enforcement will be "complaint-driven," opponents are sure it will be unfairly used against homeless people. 

Ask city Supervisors to take action once again to end this discriminatory sidewalk sitting ban!

Photo credit: chelseagirl

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  • Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
    Angela Calvillo


    Josie Raymond started this petition with a single signature, and now has 1,138 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.