Assemblyman Kiley Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision Not to Hear Homelessness Case

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 16, 2019 / comments

[Joshua Hoover]
 
SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin) released the following statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the appeal of Martin v. City of Boise, a landmark case that prohibits local governments from enforcing camping restrictions in public places:
 
“While it is disappointing that the Supreme Court denied certiorari, despite dozens of California cities supporting the petition, I’m confident that it’s only a matter of time before the Court overrules the untenable rule of law announced in the Boise case.
 
“In the meantime, this denial makes the work of the Legislature in the coming year even more urgent. Californians cite homelessness as the number one issue facing our state. The Legislature cannot let another year go by without dramatically improving access to shelter, mental health services, and substance abuse treatment. We also must take meaningful action to remove barriers to housing and provide law enforcement with every available tool within the boundaries of the Boise decision.
 
“Failure to act will only result in more tragedies for Californians who are in need, and further deterioration of our communities.”

Assemblyman Kevin Kiley represents the 6th Assembly District, which includes the Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado County communities of Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Granite Bay, Lincoln, Loomis, Orangevale, Penryn, Rocklin, Roseville, and Sheridan.