San Clemente’s Plan to Relocate Homeless Tent Encampment Could Face Lawsuit

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A lawyer for homeless people is objecting to plans by seaside San Clemente to relocate a tent encampment from a parking lot in the North Beach area to a city yard.

The move is set for Friday following a 4-0 City Council vote Tuesday on a so-called urgency ordinance involving threats to public safety, health and welfare.

Southern California News Group reports attorney Brooke Weitzman on Wednesday threatened to sue, saying in a letter to the city attorney that the plan will not work because it is not providing accommodations for people to sleep indoors.

The plan would allow up to 96 people to pitch tents in the yard, which would have security cameras, trash service, bathroom facilities and a security guard for nighttime supervision.

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