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Tell San Diego City Council That Sleeping is Not a Crime

Despite a known lack of shelter space, San Diego may soon resume ticketing those sleeping on the city's streets.

Under the terms of a legal settlement in 2007, the city was ordered by a federal judge to halt issuing illegal lodging citations to people sleeping on city streets at night. However, as a condition of the unanimous decision by the City Council to move forward with a $31 million service and housing center for 225 people, ticketing may soon be a reality. Last winter it was estimated that there were more than 4,500 homeless people living in San Diego.

Tell San Diego's City Council to focus on getting the new shelter built as quickly and smoothly as possible instead of issuing tickets to those left with little choice but to sleep on the streets.

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This petition was delivered to:
  • San Diego Mayor
    Jerry Sanders
  • San Diego Councilmember
    Sherri Lightner
  • San Diego Council President Pro Tem
    Kevin Faulconer
  • San Diego Councilmember
    Todd Gloria
  • San Diego Councilmember
    Tony Young
  • San Diego Councilmember
    Carl DeMaio
  • San Diego Councilmember
    Donna Frye
  • San Diego Councilmember
    Marti Emerald
  • San Diego Council President
    Ben Hueso

Jennifer Cooper started this petition with a single signature, and now has 116 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.