How it works: The measure would allow residents to sue the city if enforcement action isn't taken on a homeless encampment 72 hours after it receives a resident complaint.
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It would also institute a cap of up to four designated camping sites with running water, restrooms and lighting, two of which are already up in the city.
The price tag: The total cost to establish one sanctioned campsite and implement the 72-hour enforcement in 2022 is between $5.08 million and $6.58 million, according to the city's ballot guide.
The measure does not specify a funding source to implement the initiative.
The goal of the ballot measure is to give citizens the power to hold the city accountable and get people off the streets, Flicker tells Axios.
They argue the measure would be overly punitive to people experiencing homelessness, violate federal court orders that require encampments to receive a 7-day notice, and cost "tens of millions" in taxpayer dollars to enforce.
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