City coalition to discuss proposed sit-lie law 

Discussions on the sit-lie ordinance keep standing around.

The City’s Civil Sidewalks Coalition will discuss the proposed law again Monday afternoon.

A sit/lie ordinance was first introduced following months of complaints of the abuse and intimidation from street dwellers from a group of residents and merchants in the Haight neighborhood.

Shortly after, police Chief George Gascón responded to their concerns, suggesting a “sit and lie” ordinance should be implemented.

Last week, however, the Board of Supervisors rejected the legislation in an 8-3 vote.

Mayor Gavin Newsom says he will bring the ordinance to the public for a vote in November.

A meeting at 1 p.m. Monday with the sidewalk coalition will further investigate the reason people sit and lay on public sideways and if it’s a chronic problem.

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