Better not rest on city sidewalks anymore, unless you want a ticket.
Voters supported the controversial Measure L, a.k.a. the "sit/lie" ordinance, which would ban sitting or lying on sidewalks between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.
581 of 590 precincts reporting
- YES 85,174
- NO 73,797
Opponents say Measure L unfairly targets the homeless. Some have even been putting up illegal street art to get their message across. Supporters say residents in some neighborhoods are harrassed by people who sit all day on sidewalks.
A competing ordinance, Measure M, would invalidate Measure L if both passed. But measure M is trailing 56-to-43-percent after early returns Tuesday night.
Before citing or fining anyone, police are required to issue a warning first. Repeat offenders could face jail time.