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CA: City of Commerce Repeals Local Residency Restrictions


The City of Commerce, located in Los Angeles County, has repealed its local residency restrictions. The repeal took place during a City Council meeting held on September 3.

The City Council’s actions took place after its residency restrictions were challenged in Los Angeles Superior Court in a lawsuit filed April 22. This lawsuit is 1 of 37 lawsuits filed thus far challenging residency restrictions adopted by cities and counties in California.

Prior to filing of this lawsuit, ACSOL warned the City of Commerce in a letter that the city’s residency restrictions violated both the state and federal constitutions. The repeal of the city’s ordinance will become effective on October 2.


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Great job Janice! How many cities are left to repeal their residency restrictions?

Yes! Great job, keep the pressure on these cities. If only we can get other cities in other states to also comply. Need to sue New York state, Florida and elsewhere.

Out of curiosity where in NY are cities not in compliance with NYS law after the DIACK decision? Municipalities cannot go beyond state law, which means residency restrictions cannot be enacted if someone is not on probation or parole….or if they go beyond 1,000 ft.

Janice for Govenor! She will uphold the constitution! Even against a wave of popular demand. Such tasteless actions as residency restriction are LAWLESSNESS by local ” officials! ” It truly is. Moreover, as a practical matter, unenforceable without registration & public notifications in place. That is but one inherent and readily apparent effect flowing from the development of the electronic blacklists that provides both the ” clearest proof to suffice” & an increase of lawlessness promoted as RRs are tantamount to vigilante activity undermining state authority. That is precisely why courts reject them in California. Tyrants at every turn; also… Read more »

Wow! Janice you rock!! One by one these restrictions are falling. This also signals that the mindset is changing because judges and city counsel members are siding with these verdicts or they wouldn’t be happening.

Wow!! Thank you everyone for your dedication and fighting so hard to uphold the constitution. Thank you for speaking the truth. People are starting to get it. They really are. Brilliant.

Great news and your hard work is so, so, so appreciated!!!!!!

Thanks Janice and team!

Not to minimize the struggle or the fight… but how is it that these “residency restrictions” are in violation of constitutional rights but everything else that comes a long with Registration is fair game??? Can we at least pull together in a way that empowers us and our families? Create a list of current employers that do not use ML against a potential hire, and take it a step further and draft a bill that would ban using that form of “public information” against someone unless they are going to have direct contact with children, and even then give people… Read more »

I can get way too wordy with all of these subjects so I’m just going to keep it brief for now. I’ve described in detail here before about how I use the Registries ALL the time to find companies with which I’ll do business. I spend at least hundreds of thousands of dollars a year (and more often enough) and I direct what I can to those businesses. I’ve also engaged vendors and other companies many times and at the end of working out a deal I’ll ask them what they think about the Registries. If I hear something I… Read more »

Thanks Janice for keeping the pressure on these citys i know some one and there famliy is benefiting from this right now…thank you 🤔

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