San Jose Approves Safe Parking Sites For Homeless Living In Cars

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The San Jose City Council voted Tuesday to allow homeless individuals to sleep in vehicles at public and private areas designated for “safe parking” throughout the city.

The lots will be open for 15 hours between 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. each night, and will include restrooms, water and trash disposal. The ordinance addresses problems caused by illegal parking and sleeping arrangements, such as resident complaints over noise and loitering.

Safe parking sites will be hosted at gyms, places of worship, libraries and community centers, according to city officials. The move aims to serve more than 4,350 homeless individuals without shelter space in the city… (more)

If San Jose can do it, can San Francisco figure it out?

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