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Mar 31, 2008

Focus:Human Rights
Action Request:Petition
Location:California, United States
End The 15 Minute Public Parking Lot Trespass Law


Anyone who remains in a Public Santa Cruz parking lot for longer than fifteen minutes, regardless if you have a car or bike on premises is in violation of the new Parking Lot Trespass law and is guilty of trespassing, punishable as an infraction with a fine ranging from $100-$200.

This means no napping or reading in your car, no resting while your other half shops, no sleeping off too much to drink. No associating with others on land we all collectively own. This stifles free speech and assembly rights and is unconstitutional in nature.


These types of laws lead to "No speech zones" with small inadequate "Free Speech Zones" nearby -- in a Country where Free Speech is supposed to be a basic human right we all equally share.

There is a law for
every possible criminal act that can take place in a parking lot. There is no crime wave in the lots as the City Council has stated. If there were, they can arrest anyone for breaking the laws that already exists.

When you remove a right from one class, you remove it from all.



We say in one voice, "No!" to the 15 minute panic law.


This may not be your city, but your city could be next. You may want to park here - without a 15 minute time limit.

So far this law has been used to disperse a peaceful protest, and to stop a homeless man from getting out of the rain by sitting under the eves. We have shelter for only 160 of the 2000-2500 homeless population. We rank as the 15th worst city in our treatment of the homeless due to laws aimed at the poor such as the Nighttime Sleeping Ban and the Parking lot Trespass law.

Please take the time to sign this petition. We need your support. Thanks for your time.

The Entire Law can be found here. http://www.ci.santa-cruz.ca.us/council/ordinance/2007/17.pdf

Additionally you can help by contacting our City Council and showing your opposition to this law.

809 Center Street

Room 10

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 420-5020
e-mail: citycouncil@ci.santa-cruz.ca.us


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Posted: Monday March 31, 2008, 8:03 am
Tags: human space public homeless rights assembly gentrification [add/edit tags]

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