In association with the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, Meyers Nave is proud to host a panel discussion in our Oakland office on the topic of addressing homelessness in California. On February 6 from 6-8 PM, Meyers Nave Principal and City Attorney of San Leandro, Richard Pio Roda, will be joined by four expert colleagues to explore different approaches that California cities and counties are implementing and evaluating to address homelessness within existing financial, political and legal constraints.
The presenters will focus on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent decision in Martin v. City of Boise, which held that enforcement of sleep, lie, camping or other similar ordinances in a jurisdiction where there is not sufficient shelter space to accommodate all homeless people constitutes a violation of an individual’s Eighth Amendment right against cruel and unusual punishment. California accounts for 24% of the homeless population in the United States and 47% of unsheltered people, and Bay Area cities and counties have the highest rates of both.
We look forward to you joining this important event.
Panel of Experts:
Kimberly Chin, Partner, Allen, Glaessner, Hazelwood and Werth
Elaine De Coligny, Executive Director, EveryOne Home
Jeanette Dong, Recreation and Human Services Director, City of San Leandro
Richard Pio Roda, Principal, Meyers Nave
Ray Rollan, Deputy City Attorney for the City of Hayward (moderator)
Date: Wednesday, February 6
Time: 6-8 PM
Location: Meyers Nave, 555 12th Street, Suite 1500, Oakland, CA
Refreshments: Food and beverages will be provided
RSVP: To register, please click here on the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area’s website.