Protesters May Have To Stay 300 Feet Away From LA Elected Officials’ Homes
The L.A. City Council has approved a motion aimed at preventing protestors from assembling in front of a person's home.
City Council President Nury Martinez and Councilman Mitch O'Farrell introduced the motion. They recently had people appear at their homes after their addresses were shared at a protest.
Martinez has voiced her exasperation with the intimidation of elected officials, including what she said were threats of violence against her. City Attorney Mike Feuer was instructed to draft an order that would prohibit demonstrations within 300 feet of the target's residence.
The motion comes after months of demonstrations at the homes of L.A.'s elected officials, held day and night.
Demonstrations have occurred at the homes of other city council members as well as members of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors and the director of the County Department of Public Health.
The city of Los Angeles has an existing law intended to protect people from targeted protests at their homes, but Martinez contends that it's been ineffective.
Feuer will model the law after one already in place in San Jose. Once it's written, the ordinance will go back to the council for approval.