San Diego County Supervisors Pursue Unsafe Camping Ban

County supervisors voted 4-0 last week to have the chief administrative officer draft an ordinance allowing law enforcement to “prohibit and abate illegal encampments, remove improperly stored property on public property, and protect vacant property, such as the San Diego River corridor, from fire and pollution.”

Supervisor Joel Anderson introduced the proposal, citing wildfires and other risks. Anderson’s proposal also calls for directing county staff to identify potential sites for additional homeless housing.

A number of public commenters, as well a representatives from the Regional Task Force on Homelessness spoke out against the proposal last week.

Read more at KPBS.