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El Cajon lifts ban on food sharing with homeless

Posted: 8:31 PM, Jan 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-24 13:50:54Z

EL CAJON, Calif. -- The city of El Cajon ended its controversial ban on feeding the homeless Tuesday.

City officials enacted the temporary ordinance on sharing food in city parks in October as a safety measure after the County Board of Supervisors declared the Hepatitis A outbreak a public health emergency. 

In protest, a group called "Break the Ban" staged food-sharing events at one of the city's most popular parks. 

A dozen were cited with misdemeanor charges for violating the city code.

At this point it's unclear whether those charges will be dismissed.