Hemet City Council eyes meetings on vagrancy and trespass laws

The Hemet City Council following a workshop discussion on the city’s vagrancy and trespass laws granted a developer of a commercial subdivision proposed at Menlo and Sanderson avenues a change in flood control plans Tuesday, Oct. 13. The hourlong workshop held at 6 p.m. before the regular council meeting heard comments from the city attorney about the city’s current vagrancy and trespass laws that may need to be changed due to new state laws addressing the increasing homeless population that is creating many of the city’s vagrancy and trespass problems. The new state laws prohibit the city from enforcing some of its ordinances prohibiting loitering in parks and public places unless the city can prove it has shelter and beds for homeless people. Basically, it decriminalizes some
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