Several cities in Orange County have recently passed ordinances that ban everything from smoking in the park to sleeping in cars to leaning bikes against trees in a region better known for its beaches than its 30,000 homeless people. Cities have long struggled with how to deal with the homeless, but the new ordinances here echo what homeless advocates say is a slew of regulations nationwide as municipalities grapple with how to address homelessness within the constraints of ever-tightening budgets.
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