Occupy Santa Ana was back at the Santa Ana Civic Center yesterday to protest the ticketing of homeless individuals for camping over night. The protest is meant to call attention to the need for more emergency shelter beds for the homeless in Orange County.
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The Orange County Register is reporting that the Occupy OC protests from last fall and early winter cost the city about $30,000 — about half in legal fees. That’s really a drop in the bucket for Irvine which has a healthly budget reserve and money well spent to support freedom of speech that was approved…
On Tuesday the Irvine City Council voted unanimously to permit the OccupyOC-Irvine demonstrators to camp on the Civic Center lawn for another two weeks. An agreement between the demonstrators and the city was set to expire today, is now set to expire on December 17th unless the agreement is extended again.