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San Francisco Considers New Anti-Homeless Laws
Information about our response to recent anti-homeless legislation in San Francisco
Legislation is pending that would
punish us for being poor
come speak out against this attack at the hearing on:
THURSDAY, MAY 16 2002
10AM AT CITY HALL IN SAN FRANCISCO
Make shelters and other services invasive and inaccessible.
They're proposing: more money to fund the bureaucracy - less for people's needs.
- One place to enter all shelters, no choices.
- That homeless people would need to answer a lot of personal questions before entering a shelter. That information would be entered into a very expensive central database which would risk individual's confidential information.
- To fingerprint everyone requesting a shelter bed.
They're proposing a $500 fine or 6 months in jail for:
- Panhandling on median strips or city-owned parking garages
- Sleeping or lying on sidewalks
- $500 fine for urinating or defacating in public
- Close all public restrooms from 10pm to 6am
For more information call 346-3740 or come to our Thursday meetings, 2pm at 468 Turk Street, between Hyde and Larkin