Homeless, their advocates sleep at county courthouse to protest Santa Cruz's camping ban - Santa Cruz Sentinel: "Leigh, who declined to provide his last name, was preparing to sleep out on the courthouse steps for the second night. He said he has lived in Santa Cruz for 35 years and has been 'houseless' for the last four or five years.
'I understand at some legal level why the ban was implemented,' he said. 'I also understand that it was implemented due to the city's intentional oversight in the creation of housing and jobs for people that actually live here. They're in violation of the state charter that requires them to build housing for people that actually work here, or at least plan for it.'"