Los Angeles Business Journal

L.A. Wants to Overturn Ruling on Homeless Belongings

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Citing an immediate public health threat, the city of Los Angeles will ask the U.S. Supreme Court today to overturn a lower-court ruling preventing the random seizure and destruction of belongings that homeless people leave temporarily unattended on public sidewalks. The Los Angeles Times reports that the case could have broad implications for cities nationwide grappling with how to keep streets clean and safe while respecting the property rights of those who live there.