The Orange County city of Costa Mesa has said it will not enforce its anti-solicitation ordinance that critics (including the ACLU) say targets day laborers.
City officials have agreed to a moratorium, pending a decision from the Ninth Circuit on a similar ordinance in Redondo Beach. The ACLU, and several other civil rights organizations, filed a lawsuit last month to bar the city from enforcing the ordinance.
From the OC Register:
"They know they are going to lose," said Naui Huitzilopochtli, a member of Colectivo Tonantzin, a day laborer advocacy group. "The day laborers are happy that they settled for the moment."
Colectivo Tonantzin is also seeking damages and attorneys' fees from the city.