Homeless in Vehicles Hold Ocean Beach Protest Against San Diego’s Proposed Ban on Vehicle Habitation

by on May 9, 2019 · 1 comment

in Homelessness, Ocean Beach, San Diego

On Wednesday, May 8th at the foot of Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach, there was a protest of sorts by people who are forced to live in their vehicles and homeless advocates.

A couple dozen people gathered to listen to personal stories in what was billed as a Speak-Out and Singalong called “No Housing, No Choice!” They were protesting the city’s proposed Vehicle Habitation Ordinance.

The ordinance would make it illegal to live in a vehicle between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. and anywhere within 500 feet of a school or housing at any time. Cars would also not be allowed to have any evidence of cooking, bathing or sleeping materials.

A number of mainstream media showed up to the event which was hosted by the San Diego Housing Emergency Alliance,

OB photog Albert C Elliott also showed up and captured the event with his black and whites.

 

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Frank Gormlie Frank Gormlie May 10, 2019 at 11:39 am

SDU-T reported: “Homeless people and supporters are gearing up for a light against a proposed law mat would prohibit people from living in vehicles parked on San Diego city streets, and they made their case before a small crowd gathered Wednesday near the ocean Beach Pier.” https://enewspaper.sandiegouniontribune.com/desktop/sdut/default.aspx?pubid=ee84df93-f3c1-463c-a82f-1ab095a198ca

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