San Luis Obispo parking lawsuit reaches settlement

A tentative settlement has been reached between San Luis Obispo and the lawyers for Homeless Alliance who sued the city over its attempt to ban homeless people from sleeping in vehicles on city streets.

The agreement, which has not been disclosed publicly, was reached during a mediation session that lasted more than five hours and was led by local mediator Scott Radovich.

“The parties were able to reach consensus in principle on all aspects of pending litigation,” said Mayor Jan Marx, who would not discuss the terms of the agreement.

San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Charles Crandall issued a preliminary injunction in July prohibiting the city from issuing tickets to people sleeping in vehicles.

The settlement must be approved by the City Council and then submitted to the court for final approval, Marx said.