Council schedules special meeting to discuss homeless litigation
August 9, 2012
Council members will meet in closed session to discuss details of a tentative agreement regarding the ticketing of homeless persons caught sleeping in their vehicles. The agreement is the result of an Aug. 3 mediation session between attorneys for the city and the homeless.
In April, attorneys Saro Rizzo and Stew Jenkins filed a lawsuit against the city of San Luis Obispo and the chief of police for implementing an aggressive ticketing campaign that they contend discriminates against homeless people.
Following Thursday’s 3:30 p.m. closed session meeting, the council is required to disclose any action taken. If the council approves the settlement agreement, which already has the approval of homeless alliance attorneys Rizzo and Jenkins, the court would also need to approve any agreements.