Caltrans permitted by appeals court to clear encampments near Berkeley

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William Webster/Senior Staff
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided Wednesday that Caltrans is allowed to clear houseless encampments without providing alternate housing, sparking concerns over disabilities, security and relocation.

The California Department of Transportation, or Caltrans, is permitted to clear houseless encampments beside Interstate 80 near Berkeley without having to provide alternate housing, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided Wednesday.
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A lesson in accommodations

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Access to accommodations is the sole reason I am able to remain in school while severely depressed. My accommodations don’t give me a leg up over my peers; they put us on an even playing ground. 
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