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Homeless RV owners wait for judge's decision on citations

Posted at 6:01 PM, Jul 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 21:16:05-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Homeless RV owners are getting their chance to fight the city on what they claim is unfair ticketing practices.

A preliminary hearing was held Thursday in U.S. Superior Court in the case Bloom et al. vs. City of San Diego. The judge heard arguments from both sides for 40 minutes.

The lawsuit challenges the city’s ticketing and impoundment policies that some claim specifically target homeless.

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One of the ordinances prohibits parking on city streets from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. and the second bans habituation in a vehicle.

“It’s obvious… that’s to target people who have no other homes,” said attorney Ann Menasche with Disability Rights California.

The City of San Diego declined an on-camera interview and says they do not comment on pending litigation.

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The judge expects to make a decision in coming weeks.