SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento prosecutor is suing California’s capital city over failure to clean up homeless encampments.
Sacramento District Attorney Thien Ho says his office asked the city to enforce laws around sidewalk obstruction and to create additional professionally operated camping sites.
He announced the suit Tuesday during a news conference in Sacramento.
Ho said the city is seeing a “collapse into chaos” and an “erosion of every day life.”
The prosecutor had threated in August to file charges against city officials if they didn’t implement changes within 30 days.
At the time, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said Ho was politicizing the issue instead of being a partner with the city.
Steinberg didn’t immediately respond to request for comment through a spokesperson.
The Associated Press