Donate

Forum

Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Measure S: Berkeley's Proposed Sit-Lie Ban


Download audio (MP3)

Nancy Rubin/Berkleyside
A group of people on Telegraph Avenue, long a destination for travelers and transient people.
Nancy Rubin/Berkleyside
A group of people on Telegraph Avenue, long a destination for travelers and transient people.

Berkeley has a controversial new ordinance on the ballot this November. If enacted, Measure S will ban sitting on sidewalks in the city's commercial districts during the day. Proponents say people camping out on sidewalks are driving customers away from local stores and restaurants and hurting Berkeley's business community. Opponents say it will divert police resources and that it doesn't solve the problem of homelessness.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Carolyn Jones, reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle
  • Davida Coady, medical director for Options Recovery Services, which provides intensive substance-abuse treatment to the public, largely homeless and formerly incarcerated
  • Elisa Della-Piana, director of the Neighborhood Justice Clinic, East Bay Community Law Center

Become a KQED sponsor

Audio Archive

Episodes by Date

Calendar is loading...
Loading...

Be a Part of Forum

Do You Live in the Bay Area on Less Than $33,000?

Forum wants to hear your story as part of our Priced Out series

Follow us on Twitter

Twitter bird in blue

Stay updated on show topics, relevant articles, and easily submit your questions.