Published On: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021

LA City Council Tentatively Approves Law Prohibiting Protests at Private Homes

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LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles City Council tentatively approved an ordinance today that would prohibit protests within 300 feet of the target’s residence, a policy developed after activists protesting the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate showed up at two council members’ homes late last month. The ordinance received 12 yes votes, with Councilwoman Nithya Raman and Councilman Mike Bonin casting dissenting votes. The ordinance required unanimous approval on its first reading, and will be held until next week, when it will require 12 yes votes to pass. Ordinances typically require a simple majority upon the second reading, but this ordinance includes an urgency clause to go into effect immediately upon publication. When urgency clauses are included, the ordinance requires approval from three-fourths of the city council. The motion to request the ordinance was introduced by Council President Nury Martinez and Councilman Mitch O’Farrell on Aug. 31. Speaking from City Hall on Monday …

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