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Berkeley's Unlawful RV Ban

I was quite saddened to hear that this week the Berkeley City Council thinks it’s going to outlaw RV parking throughout the entire city, every night, for three hours. This is designed to make it impossible to live in an RV inside the city of Berkeley. And, while I’m sure moronic council members are already high-giving each other in celebration of what they think is a brilliant loop-hole to exclude homeless people from their environment, it’s nothing anyone who cares to follow the law should care about. That’s right, this very issue has already been decided in the state of California by the Ninth Circuit Court in a 2010 case, Desertrain vs. The City of Los Angeles, and it was found to be overwhelming wrong, unlawful, unconstitutional, and just plain vague to implement laws which attempt to discriminate against people who live within their vehicle.

I know this very well because it was by this very ruling that I decided to come to California. It was only a few years ago that I was living in a converted moving truck in Berkeley myself. I did a semester of school and got connected with healthcare, including psychiatric. If I hadn’t of had a way like the vehicle dwelling to transition into living in Bay I would not have been able to do it.