Sacramento officials to vote on repeal of anti-cruise ordinance

Sacramento city officials will vote on whether or not to repeal an ordinance that bans cruising. Lowriders in favor of the repeal argue that the ordinance broke a decades-old promise the city had made with the group. Mayor Darrell Steinberg argued last week that the ordinance creates an unfair stereotype that associates lowriders with gangs or violence, and he favors repeal. | Video below | Sacramento officials will determine the fate of the ordinance against the lowriders. KCRA 3 contacted the Sacramento Police Department last week, which said it did not identify any relationship between local lowrider groups and sideline activities. The dispute over the ordinance began months ago when city officials designated Miller Park near the marina as safe ground for people experiencing homelessness. The Sacramento Lowrider Commission said the city in 1983 designated the cruise and event location. a city council meeting on May 24 that she was unaware of an agreement between the city and the lowrider commission. She added that the current safe ground for the homeless at Miller Park is not permanent and that once they open more housing and shelters they will move – a time frame for this move has not been established. | Read this story here | Sacramento’s Lowrider Commission said the city broke its promise by making Miller Park a “safe ground site.” A vote on whether or not to scrap the anti-cruise order is expected to take place during Tuesday’s vote.

Sacramento city officials will vote on whether or not to repeal an ordinance that bans cruising. Lowriders in favor of the repeal argue that the ordinance broke a decades-old promise the city had made with the band.

Mayor Darrell Steinberg argued last week that the ordinance creates an unfair stereotype that associates lowriders with gangs or violence, and he favors repeal.

| Video below | Sacramento officials to determine fate of ordinance against lowriders

There is also the misconception that lowriders are the same people who would attend side shows, where spectators will gather, often in the tens or hundreds, and circle around vehicles that do donuts and often block roads. KCRA 3 contacted the Sacramento Police Department last week, which said it did not identify any relationship between local lowrider groups and sideline activities.

The dispute over the ordinance began months ago when city officials designated Miller Park near the marina as safe ground for homeless people. The Sacramento Lowrider Commission said the city designated the cruise and event location in 1983.

Council member Katie Valenzuela, who has advocated for the designation of Miller Park for the homeless, said at a May 24 city council meeting that she was not aware of any agreement between the city ​​and the lowrider commission. She added that the current safe ground for the homeless at Miller Park is not permanent and that once they open more housing and shelters they will move – a timeframe for this move has not been established.

| Read this story here | Sacramento Lowrider Commission says city broke promise by making Miller Park a ‘safe ground site’

A vote on whether or not to scrap the anti-cruise order is expected to take place during Tuesday’s vote.

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