Homeless who sleep in vehicles in SLO feel unfairly targeted by police

Nearly a dozen people pleaded with the San Luis Obispo City Council on Tuesday night over concerns about stepped-up police enforcement prohibiting them from sleeping in their vehicles on city streets.

Many of the homeless people said they had received multiple tickets and felt they had been treated unfairly by police recently.

In recent weeks, police have targeted Prado Road and Long Street, which are both popular areas for overnight recreational vehicle parking.

City Manager Katie Lichtig said enforcement is typically prompted by complaints and that a number of people have contacted the city recently about their concerns.