It’s been three weeks since San Diego began enforcing its public camping ban. Now, neighboring Chula Vista is considering a similar ordinance of its own.
The Chula Vista City Council voted unanimously last week to move forward with prohibiting encampments. Officials will look to other cities like San Diego for guidance.
More unhoused people have been migrating to Chula Vista since San Diego began enforcing its new policy. City data show an increase of 100 homeless people this year over 2022.
Homeless advocates are gearing up for a fight. They say camping prohibitions in Chula Vista would shift the problem to other cities — a game of musical chairs affecting human lives with no end in sight.