I didn’t know about this law, but I think Los Angeles folks should learn about it. It’s called Proposition Q, and it was passed in 2016. The law prohibits tents on public property.
Who put Prop Q on the ballot? Scott Wiener, Malia Cohen, Mark Farrell, Katy Tang.
Who funded Prop Q? Tech VCs, most notably Ron Conway and Michael Moritz.
Who ran Prop Q? A consultant who now sits atop the United Democratic Club.
The only thing your crew legalized was sweeps. https://t.co/FoAVMvtlOU
— ghee de maupassant🌹🇵🇸 (@uhshanti) June 1, 2018
(One thing I noticed on the thread is that Henry George’s idea of a land value tax is popular up there. I used to be into that idea, for a moment, but I’m back to a more normal idea of progressive taxes on everything.)
I believe this tweet above was motivated by this protest about the right to pitch a tent.
Tech commodities have more rights to “sit & lie” on our sidewalks, yet homeless folks get swept away and their belongings trashed. So we had a fun action this morning calling attention to it. pic.twitter.com/gqCmUv9rDc
— Kelley Cutler (@NutCheese) May 31, 2018
I think those are rental scooters that people leave around the City.