Ordinance 2016-44 hurts desperate homeless people and criminalizes poverty. This ordinance empowers JPD to fine people who are sleeping in doorways, without the owner of the building having to get involved. It also allows a disorderly conduct arrest if the person fails to leave the site.
Tell the Assembly that we want a smarter and more humane answer that serves property owners and our most desperate and vulnerable residents. If you have a better idea, tell them those too.
What: Email CBJ Assembly at BoroughAssembly@juneau.org before they vote at Monday’s meeting or give testimony before the Assembly on Monday evening.
Date: Monday, Jan. 23
Time: Meeting starts at 7:00 PM
5:00 PM, so emails should be sent early enough to be read before the public meeting.
This action item is associated with the TongassDemocrats.com opinion piece Action Alert: CBJ No Camping Anti-Homeless Ordinance.
- Ordinance 2016-44 is a PDF document linked to this page; when you click it, it will download: http://packet.cbjak.org/CoverSheet.aspx?ItemID=3547&MeetingID=329
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Updated 1/23/2017: Edited to correct meeting time. If you showed up 2 hours early because of me, please accept my sincere apologies. – Mary