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CA: City of Commerce Repeals Local Residency Restrictions

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The City of Commerce, located in Los Angeles County, has repealed its local residency restrictions.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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  1. Lake County

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

    • P

      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.

      • DJ

        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.

  2. Tim in WI

    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 primarily made possible via the adoption of the precursors to SORNA.

  3. Eric

    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.

  4. Anonymous

    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.

  5. Mp

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

  6. James

    Thanks Janice and team!

  7. ReadyToFight

    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 an opportunity to be evaluated on an individual level before they are denied ANYTHING. The Registry was the Cancel Culture before the Cancel Culture had a name. Something needs to be done about the Label too! The word alone SEX stirs the storm of emotion. Registered Person sounds a hell of a lot more Humane to me and I believe it gives someone an opportunity to have a conversation rather than immediately being Dismissed. Being denied Housing….that needs to be stopped Now, not 10, 20, 30 yrs from now. We are American Citizens and deserve to be treated as such.
    Don’t wait till 1 million people decide to take things into their own hands.

    • Will Allen

      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 don’t like, I tell them and end it. Some of those people have tried repeatedly to do business with me afterward.

      I have thought for many, many years that it would be fun to have a “Registry of American Enemies” (i.e. Registry Terrorists) and put people and companies on it. We would have a national website where you could check if any anti-American terrorists lived near you. You could search for enemies by name and it would show their known current and past residence, employment, etc. addresses. You could also search on an address of course and display a map with lots of red dots on it. I think that would be great and exactly what the terrorists deserve. The website could also function as an “Angie’s List for Moral People” where you could find good companies to do business with and other companies that would be blacklisted. I need to have an attorney create an LLC for me that I can hide behind and run the whole thing. I like the idea but I’m not sure that’s how I want to spend my time.

      Couple of quick things … yep, no one should ever allow anyone else to say “$EX offender” without repercussions. That phrase is a weapon of war used by the criminal regimes. So it should be neutralized.

      I think we need to stop worrying so much about being “denied housing” or whatever and take matters into our own hands. We need to be the people who are denying housing. We need to deny housing to people who think Registries are okay. We need to take matters into our own hands today. We need to stop giving the first f*ck what anyone who likes Registries thinks or cares about. We need to drive those people into the ground and build our strength on top of them. If I would ever hire such people it would only be to work them to death to make me richer. But since I won’t hire them, I’m just going to take their money and keep them poor and dumb.

      The War on Registry Terrorists needs to be escalated every day until they are defeated.

      • Aero1

        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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