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Federal Judge Orders City of Santa Cruz to Halt Closure of Ross Camp
by Santa Cruz News
Tuesday Apr 23rd, 2019 11:01 PM
Today Federal Judge Edward Davila granted the plaintiffs suing the City of Santa Cruz in Quintero v. City of Santa Cruz a restraining order that prevents the city from removing, seizing, or destroying the property of the homeless residents of the Ross Camp until the matter can be heard on Friday in federal court. Quintero et al v. City of Santa Cruz et al, a historic lawsuit filed by a group of homeless residents living at the Ross/Heroes' Camp, is the first lawsuit of its kind initiated by homeless individuals after the Martin v Boise ruling of September 2018, which states that homeless persons cannot be punished for sleeping outside on public property in the absence of adequate alternatives.
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City Attorney Anthony Condotti interupted today's Santa Cruz City Council meeting to inform councilmembers about the restraining order issued by Judge Davila, and that any decisions council made about the Ross Camp would be put on hold until Friday's hearing, which will take place in Judge Davila’s court in San Jose at 9:00 am.


More information about the efforts of the Ross/Heroes' Camp residents can be found at:

Santa Cruz County Homeless Advocates
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SantaCruzCountyHomelessAdvocates/
§Council Votes to Discuss Matters in Closed Session
by Santa Cruz News Tuesday Apr 23rd, 2019 11:01 PM
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Councilmember Drew Glover discusses the lack of transparency pertaining to council's decision to discuss the Ross Camp matters further in closed session.
§Restraining Order Issued by Judge Davila
by Santa Cruz News Tuesday Apr 23rd, 2019 11:01 PM
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