|August 13, 2022|
Court ruling may clear homeless encampments from freeways
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Caltrans has been given the go-ahead to relocate homeless encampments on its highway right-of-way that pose urgent health and safety risks.
Wednesday’s ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of appeals came in the case of ‘Where Do We Go Berkeley v. Caltrans’.
Governor Newsom welcomed the decision saying “Caltrans can proceed with its important work revitalizing California’s streets and roadways by clearing unsafe encampments which are hazardous to both the general public and those living unsheltered throughout our state.”
Newsom added that “supporting the status quo is not only unacceptable but endangers the lives of individuals experiencing homelessness who need housing and supportive service.”
Story Date: May 16, 2022