Security is tight at the federal courthouses–people will need to bring ID and be ready to go through a metal detector. No one should be carrying weapons or contraband.
Homeless people in Albany sued the East Bay city Wednesday to try to halt their impending eviction from a waterfront landfill known as the Bulb, where some of them have lived for years…
“After years of allowing and even encouraging the homeless to seek shelter on the Bulb, the city’s sudden decision to reverse course and evict Bulb residents on the eve of winter, after having made no progress to address the lack of housing or shelter in the city, puts the population at great risk,” said Maureen Sheehy, a lawyer for the plaintiffs.
The city has built the shelters and plans to open them within the next week while evicting Bulb campers, said Osha Neumann, another lawyer for the homeless. He said attorneys plan to ask a federal judge Monday for a restraining order blocking the evictions while the suit proceeds.