L.A. reworks ban on living in vehicles

LA’s previous law was stuck down as being too broad, so they’ve passed a more precise ordinance.

On Thursday, the Los Angeles City Council [voted in favor of banning people from living in their vehicles](http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2014/14-1057-S1_rpt_hp_9-28-16signed.pdf) between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. in residential districts, or at [any time within one block of a school or park](http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2014/14-1057-S1_mot_10-25-2016.pdf).

That is probably limited enough to withstand judicial scrutiny.

What led up to this was…

the residents of homes and apartments on streets where people park their cars-turned-homes dislike the often somewhat dilapidated vehicles in plain sight. They argue, [in letters to the city and public comments sessions](http://laist.com/2016/06/24/vehicular_habitation_ban_again.php), that the raggedy RVs are a safety threat, encourage crime and dump garbage and sewage directly on the road with little regard for neighbors. Roads adjacent to schools and schools and especially public parks are also frequently used, prompting similar concerns in those locations.

How dare you sub-humans exist in plain sight?  (classist and inhumane)

Near our schools and parks!  (fear mongering and dog-whistle  accusations)

Safety threat! Encourage crime!  (what are you talking about?)

Dump garbage and sewage directly on the road!  (if that happens there are already laws about littering and dumping sewage;  enforce the existing laws)

Seems to me the locals would rather pretend the poor, the homeless, and the nomadic simply don’t exist.  ”Not In My Back Yard!”

from this article.  Hat tip to darude in this thread.