Map by Nate John
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Downtown City Councilman Stephen Whitburn and Mayor Todd Gloria are rallying behind a controversial plan to rid city sidewalks of homeless camps.
On June 13, the City Council will vote on Whitburn’s proposed ordinance banning camping when shelter is available – and at all times within two blocks of schools and homeless shelters, and also along waterways and at transit hubs.
Update: The San Diego City Council on June 13 approved a version of the ordinance that calls for parks to be covered by the ban only if the city determines “there is a significant public health and safety risk” and signs are posted. City officials didn’t immediately state which parks would be covered.
Voice of San Diego created a map of what that would look like in downtown. The map also includes communities immediately surrounding downtown. We also wrote about the potential impact on longtime homeless service hub East Village – and the hundreds of unhoused people who now live there – and the potential impact on neighborhoods near the area where unsheltered people might relocate to avoid enforcement.
You can review a full list of city-funded shelters here.