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ACLU sues Palo Alto over ‘unconstitutional’ restrictions at residents-only park

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  1. skybrian
    From the article:

    From the article:

    The lawsuit comes about two months after activists resurrected a decades-long fight over the 1,400-acre park, a nature preserve off Page Mill Road believed to be the only publicly owned park in California that excludes non-residents, unless they’re guests accompanied by Palo Altans.

    Filed on behalf of the NAACP of Silicon Valley and ten individual plaintiffs from Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and 10 other neighboring communities, the suit alleges that the restrictive ordinance is a vestige of a “well-documented history of racial discrimination” that has kept brown and Black people out under threat of jail time and a hefty fine. In the past year, the city estimates it has refused access to about 8,200 people.

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