MONROE, Wash. -- The city of Monroe, Washington, has passed a law prohibiting people from sitting or lying on public sidewalks.
Everett considered one in 2015, but withdrew it after a backlash.
The offense is a misdemeanor and is enforced between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m., within 100 feet of doorways to public buildings.
Everett's Community Streets Initiative task force, which studied issues surrounding homelessness, say it's a violation of human rights.
The Monroe law was proposed by the police department and unanimously approved by the City Council on March 6.
Offenders could be fined up to $1,000 and jailed for 90 days.