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- This will affect safe camps and other arrangements in which people are allowed on a property that could be deemed illegal.
- This could very much harm homeowners kind enough to allow people on their property
- Dez shared that one homeowner was charged so much for fines and other costs that she had to just sell her property.
- This will push people with lots to remove people living on there.
- This will give the city more latitude to go after people who are camping on lots. It is also a work around to do encampment sweeps.
- Basically, the city can cordoned off an area for abatement in which no one is allowed without permission. This could include cleaning/clearing encampment
- Those who violate this could be charged with a misdemeanor and fined $250
- An Advocate heard from H Spees that this is to restrict advocates, as a result of a code enforcement officer being physical towards an advocate.
- This could be applied to advocates helping homeless in abatement efforts, and used to keep them away from accessing them. Advocates help the homeless feel like they have some power and also to know their rights and be able to stand up for it.
- It would also affect those who are homeless, in which they can be threatened with a misdemeanor and fine if they don’t move from an abatement area
- We don’t need our homeless to deal will have more useless charges on their record to hinder their lives.
- There is also the “slippery slope” and potential issues with this ordinance? I.E.: what if a child runs into a blighted house or abatement area and a parent runs into the area? Technically, that person. could be charged. The people on duty would have discretion, and the privilege would likely not face charges, but it leaves too much open.
- This is a civil and first amendment rights issue that needs to be resisted.
Calendar Event Page Fresno County: Campaign Season Kick-Off! – Fresno County Democratic Party
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1233636583824972
Monday, January 17, 2022 – M.L.K. Community March 9:15 A.M.-10:45 A.M.
Location: St. John Cathedral, 2814 Mariposa Avenue Fresno, CA. 93721. Virtual: Fresno Martin Luther King Unity Committee Facebook Page and City of Fresno Facebook Page and on Zoom (ID: 870 4811 5825) Marchers assemble at 9:30 A.M. March begins at 10:00 A.M., stops at City Hall then proceeds to Veterans Memorial Auditorium (2425 Fresno Street) where program will conclude. Contact: James Lett III (559) 284- 6420, Gail Gaston (559) 681-3140.
Monday, January 17, 2022 – Virtual: Commemoration Program 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Virtual: Fresno Martin Luther King Unity Committee Facebook Page and City of Fresno Facebook Page and on Zoom (ID: 870 4811 5825) Join us on our social media platforms and via Zoom. In celebrating the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contributions to community diversity and our enriched culture. Commemoration Program Keynote Speaker