Sit/Lie Laws

June 9, 2010, 12pm PDT
A controversial plan being pushed by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom to ban sitting or laying on public sidewalks during certain hours of the day has been voted down by supervisors.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 31, 2010, 9am PDT
San Francisco's recently passed and controversial sit/lie laws that prohibit sitting on sidewalks were based on a similar rule passed in Seattle in 1993. Though that rule has been on the books for years, its controversy remains.
San Francisco Chronicle