Homeless Lawsuit Put on Hold Pending Talks

San Diego – The lawsuit filed in federal court by the ACLU and the Dreher Law Firm last week on behalf of the homeless has been placed on hold and the request for a Temporary Restraining Order withdrawn to enable informal discussions to resolve issues pertaining to property of homeless people.

The City has assured the plaintiffs’ attorneys that property of homeless people will not be destroyed while those discussions are ongoing.

“We look forward to a productive dialogue,” said Scott Dreher of the Dreher Law Firm. “Everyone can win if these problems are addressed in a way that respects fundamental rights,” said David Blair-Loy, legal director of the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties.

“Anyone coming downtown knows we have a huge homeless problem. It is not good for anyone–including the homeless– for people to be living on the streets. We look forward to working on ways to address these problems,” said City Attorney Jan Goldsmith.

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