Upholding the ‘Shared Sidewalk’ policy dismisses basic needs of Berkeley’s homeless community

CITY ISSUES: Enforcing rules that limit individuals’ ability to rest should not be a solution to crowded sidewalks

Illustration of a police officer looking at time that reads 9:55pm in front of a tent.
Alexander Hong/Senior Staff

For many years now, the city of Berkeley has left its homeless community without the crucial resources it needs — shelter, affordable housing and social support. But now the city is going beyond neglecting the homeless community.
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