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Costa Mesa Considers Confiscating Items Left by Homeless – Chip Yost Reports

COSTA MESA, Calif. (KTLA) — The city of Costa Mesa is considering a law that would let police confiscate homeless people’s unattended belongings in public spaces.

The City Council is set to vote on the ordinance at its meeting on Tuesday night, the Orange County Register reports.

The law would apply to parks, sidewalks, alleys and recreation areas — essentially, anywhere the public can access.

Under the new law, officials would store the confiscated property for 90 days and, if possible, post a notice at the place where it was taken.

People would be able to claim their belongings for an undisclosed fee during that 90-day period.

Chip Yost reports.