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Fullerton, Desert Hot Springs to Consider Repeal of Residency Restrictions

The City Councils of Fullerton and Desert Hot Springs are scheduled to consider repeal or revision of the residency restrictions in those cities on January 17. The residency restrictions in both cities were challenged in federal lawsuits filed in September 2016.

According to current law in those cities, registrants are prohibited from permanently residing in virtually all parts of the city. In addition, Desert Hot Springs prohibits registrants from residing in that city on a temporary basis.
A total of 18 lawsuits have been filed challenging residency restrictions in the state of California. The first lawsuit was filed against the City of Grover Beach in June 2015 and resulted in repeal of the restrictions in about 30 days. The most recent lawsuit was filed against the City of Seal Beach in January 2017.

“Residency restrictions harm families,” stated attorney Janice Bellucci. “They prevent children from living with their fathers and parents from living with their sons.”

In addition to the 18 cities that have been sued thus far, it is estimated that there are about 50 additional cities that continue to enforce residency restrictions.

“We will continue to challenge residency restrictions until they are eradicated from the state,” commented Bellucci. “The smart cities will repeal their restrictions before they are challenged in court.”

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  1. mike r iscensored

    there are about 50 additional cities that continue to enforce residency restrictions.
    is there a list available so that we are aware of these cities???

  2. j

    Thank you Janice, again and again, from the bottom of my heart for the relentless effort for civil rights not only for registrants and their families but in principle for all affected by social injustice.

    It is by no means anything short of a miracle that through your pursuit of justice, you represent hope for a repressed and beleaguered community that are given a chance against the tyranny of the majority.

  3. JM of Wi.

    Great to see the progress in california. Wish there was some real progress in my state. We have contributed thousands to our cause through california. Hope the progress see’s holistic change in education, attitudes & subsequently, law.

  4. Renny

    We are letting the Banishers off too easily.

    We need to restart the website that listed the names and addresses of all those people who spoke out in favor of banishment. (It was a side page off the colony website for the bridge trolls in Florida)

    • ReadyToFight

      I think you make a good point Renny.
      Let them see what it’s like to Live in fear. Let them feel that ache in their hearts trying to protect their families because they are Price Club endorsers.

  5. Faisal

    Hi , I just got accepted to transfer my probation to California , my probation is 18 month , but before I file for transferring I need to know what are the rules of housing .
    I got a job offer In Fullerton ca and I would like to find a place before I move from Florida to California so I can give it to my probation officer in Florida to apply to interstate compact .
    If any one can help with this matter , and I’m an SO non violent . Peace

  6. Gregory Mayes

    I live in Desert Hot Springs with my girlfriend and my daughter while on parole. I had no idea they were doing this. Does this mean I’ll have to leave, if so, where do I go? It’s not like I’m rich. Tell me what I have to do! I work my tail end off to make my $600 @ month rent. I cannot afford to live anywhere else. I wake up, go to work, and come home. Because of some stupid law that went retro my parole was extended 7 years, no one can help me with that and now I’m going to be forced to be homeless too! Garbage! Complete garbage! What’s next? Why don’t they just line us up and take us out? Hopeless!

    • Someone who cares

      Repealing residency restrictions would mean that the city could no longer enforce these ridiculous rules. The article said that the cities would be asked to repeal the law on January 17th. What was the outcome and are these rules not enforceable until a decision is reached? Like other cities, it seems like they would not have a choice but to repeal. Your parole officer is aware of your address so he might be the one to ask?

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