Las Vegas City Council

Las Vegas City Council

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Las Vegas City Council passed a street cleaning ordinance that homeless activists argue is a direct assault on the homeless community.

In a 5-1 vote Wednesday afternoon, council members approved the controversial sidewalk cleaning ordinance.

Mayor Goodman, Mayor Pro Tem Michele Fiore, council members Victoria Seaman, Cedric Crear, Stavros Anthony voted in favor of the ordinance. Councilwoman Olivia Diaz was the lone dissenter.

Mayor Goodman sees it as nothing more than a sanitation procedure for public sidewalks.

With the passage of this ordinance, the city can now charge people with a misdemeanor if they sit, sleep, camp or obstruct the department of operations and maintenance from cleaning city sidewalks.

Violators of the new ordinance could pay a fine up to $1,000 dollars or spend up to six months in jail. The new ordinance will take effect on Sunday, Jan. 19.

Copyright 2019 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved

Recommended for you

(6) comments

Metalmario

5-1 vote? Other outlets are saying 5-2. How did Knudsen vote? You know there are seven council members, right?

Jimmy coors

Good it passed .best economy in 50 years and still seeing bums standing around mooching! Bus those loosers to goldfield nv. Give them a tent ⛺️,enough of them and the druggies !

Redline57

Please don't Californicate Nevada. Stop the madness before LV is like San Fran & LA.

DirtyBob

Nobody wants to come to Las Vegas and deal with the bums. Re: San Francisco.

ApathyMinion

Good News everyone !

Homeless to live off Taxpayers expense for six months.

I say make the bums pay it off.

AmericaFirst

This is great news! A cleaner city will bring in more tourists and more tax dollars.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.