Plus the polystyrene ban wins!
This week’s special SLO City Council sesh seemed ready to bring the cringe, as Council looked to create an ordinance around shopping carts, AKA how most unhoused folks get their stuff around town. While they ultimately decided that possession of a shopping cart in and of itself isn’t a crime, they did “clarify” that tents and temporary structures are still a no-go in parks. The bureaucrats talk a good game of trying to be service-minded (and rightly point out that there is room at 40 Prado and some cool, new progressive plans are in the works), but continue to appease the NIMBYers who can’t seem to tolerate the downtrodden in their parks (kudos to Pease for her sole “no” vote).
Speaking of local meetings, the sparks really flew when the polystyrene ban was resurrected from the dead at yesterday’s IWMA meeting. It’s not often we get to see the conservative members of the County BoS not get their way, so Jan Marx out-bureaucrating them all with her call for a super majority vote was a pure snaps moment.