From ABC10–A new ban passed in Sacramento might have homeless persons camped along the river looking for a new home. On Tuesday, the Sacramento City Council unanimously passed a ban impacting homeless camps near levees in parts along the American and Sacramento rivers and public buildings, like hospitals, bridges, fire stations, and police stations. The ban has left a lot of homeless advocates upset, but the city leaders say the effort stems from protecting critical infrastructure and preventing fires and floods. “Our job as fire fighters here is to protect everyone, and that comes down to critical infrastructure that we have to protect,” said Sacramento Fire Chief Gary Loesch. Sacramento leadership said fire crews responded to more than 1,000 fires at homeless camps in 2019. On top of that, officials said homeless persons have dug deep into the levees, putting the city at risk of flooding in the future. (more)