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The Local Front - May 20 2019

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Approves

The SAN FRANCISCO Board of Supervisors approves an ordinance that makes the City by the Bay the first in the nation to ban the use of facial recognition surveillance technology. The new law also requires that city departments disclose what surveillance technology they currently use and to seek approval from the Board for any new technology that either collects or stores someone’s data (SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE).

FL Governor Vetoes HB 771

FLORIDA Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) vetoes HB 771, which would have barred local governments from banning plastic straws or other plastic products (MIAMI HERALD).

San Diego City Council Approves

The SAN DIEGO City Council approves a new ordinance that restores a law banning the homeless from living in cars. Supporters say beach communities have been inundated with homeless people living in cars since a federal court tossed out portions of the law last summer (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE).



-- Compiled by RICH EHISEN