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Escondido Being Watched for New Ordinances

Attorneys with the coalition that successfully sued the City of Escondido for its housing ordinance say they’re keeping an eye on the city. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has more.

The ordinance attempted to punish landlords who rent to undocumented immigrants. Attorney Philip Tencer says they’ll monitor any new ordinances Escondido puts forward.

Tencer: If there’s an ordinance that deals with illegal immigration, we’ll examine it. If the coalition believes that there are constitutional challenges to that ordinance, it will voice its concerns to the city of Escondido.

Last week, Escondido City Councilman Sam Abed vowed the city will write a new measure to prevent landlords from renting to undocumented migrants. He says that measure will be constitutional and comply with state and federal law.

The city abandoned its first attempt to ban landlords from renting to undocumented immigrants shortly after a federal judge slapped a temporary restraining order on it. The city said continuing to sink more time and money into the measure would be a waste. The legal misadventure cost the city about $200,000.

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