Last fall, San Francisco voters approved Measure L which prohibits sitting or lying on sidewalks between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. But police delayed enforcing the law until last month to ensure officers were properly trained.
The protocol says that officers will issue a written warning before citing anyone. Fines for repeat offenders range from $50 to $500 and possibly jail time.
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