Homeless RV owners protest San Diego's citations

Posted at 6:27 PM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 21:49:48-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Homeless RV owners are ringing the bell on what they say is unjustifiable ticketing and impounding of their vehicles.

Dozens of homeless who live in motorhomes gathered at South Shores Boat Launch in Mission bay to protest the city’s two ordinances that make it difficult for them to park in city limits.

One prohibits parking of an RV anywhere on city streets or logs between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. while the second bans habitation in vehicle.

“I get $1,000 a month so what are you going to do,” said Bill King, who has lived in an RV for 20 years since injuring his back.

King gets month disability checks and says between paying for medical bills and various finances he doesn’t have the money to rent a physical address.

Disability Rights California is leading the effort that aims to strike the ordinances. There will be a federal court hearing on the matter Thursday, July 26.

“There is difference in people out here you know, some people like me don’t do drugs or anything then there’s the other element," said King, "it takes just a few people to ruin it for everybody.”