4 people were arrested for using city property overhangs to keep out of the cold rain recently, and as of today that is unconstitutional. While the voters elected the current city council to a progressive majority in 2018, evidently more conservative staff are blocking forward progress, and all city staff should serve the current city council not past ones. This was abuse of power, now grounds for firing as unconstitutional.

National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty · 6 hrs ·

BREAKING: This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition by the city of Boise to review the case Martin v. Boise (formerly Bell v. Boise).

People experiencing unsheltered homelessness—at least in the 9th Circuit—can sleep more safely without facing criminal punishment for simply trying to survive on the streets.

“We hope that the 9th Circuit decision will help communities find the political will to put that housing in place. Housing, not handcuffs, is what ends homelessness,” said Maria Foscarinis, Founder & Executive Director of the Law Center. #HousingNotHandcuffs

To read our full statement, go to https://nlchp.org/supreme-court-martin-v-boise/.

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Charles Withuhn 7 months ago

I agree.

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Crystal NelsonMourad 6 months ago

Long overdue! Long term affordable housing is the answer! Just imagine if a law was passed that everyone's rent could not be more than one third of their income. Just imagine.

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Davis Walker 5 months ago

No. Please no.This will spiral out of control. The 9th Circuit made a mistake and it's driving rational people out of California. Allow our officers to enforce the laws and keep Chico safe.

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Julie Threet 3 months ago

ABSOLUTELY NOT.

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Julie Threet 3 months ago

ABSOLUTELY NOT

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Johnny Kimmich about 1 month ago

Terrible, I hope these unfairness ends. Thanks for sharing

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Sharon Russell at July 01, 2020 at 4:00am PDT

This is just a mess. We really need to assert rights. Although I only moved here a month ago, thank you for sharing this information with us. I was lucky that I won money playing in https://777spinslot.com/pay-by-mobile-casino/ and can was able to buy a house. But renting a house is very expensive. Definitely long term affordable housing is the answer! In addition, these people have not done anything wrong.

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Crystal NelsonMourad at July 01, 2020 at 4:47pm PDT

We need to reassess what we expect of our police force. They are not soldiers. We are not the enemy! No matter how valuable ones material possessions it does not even come close to the value of a human life. Police are not judge, jury and executioners. Their job is not to enact vigilante behavior on behalf of its more well-heeled citizens. The violence, abuse, and deaths must stop.

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Crystal NelsonMourad at July 02, 2020 at 2:42am PDT

The police are answerable to the city council and to the people of Chico. Transparency is a necessary piece of accountability to the public it serves. The issue of "safety" has become overblown and embellished. it has become the "hew and cry" of vigilante-ism! An emotional time bomb lacking reason and civility. Police are called for the minor-est of excuses, We need officers for serious crimes not waste their time with trivial annoyances. Being poor or homeless is not a crime. Appreciate that you have a home and food on the table, many do not. Appreciate that you can come and go as you please, allow others the same courtesy. Don't turn our city into a war zone of us vs them, there cannot be any winners.

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