To avoid spending another $4.7 million on lawn repair and the like, the City Council plans to pass a new ordinance to keep Occupy L.A. and other people from "camping" at City Hall. The Los Angeles Times reports:
The City Council will vote Tuesday on an ordinance to prohibit tents as well as sleeping bags, bed rolls and hammocks in scores of parks across the city. The ban is timed to go into effect before crews take down the fence that has surrounded the City Hall lawn for the last six months while it was being rehabilitated.Perhaps the City Council has forgotten the imbecilic settlement agreement that Garcetti, Greuel, Perry, Villaraigosa and all the rest of them made with the ACLU back in 2007, which gave the homeless a "right" to camp in front of your home. The New York Times reported on it back then as follows:
Under the settlement reached between the City Council and the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, which had sued the city in 2003 on behalf of six homeless people, the city will allow sleeping on sidewalks from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. People will not be able to bed down within 10 feet of the entrance of a building, parking lot or loading dock.So all the Occupy people have to do is camp on the sidewalks around City Hall. Problem solved. You're welcome.