Chapter 10.34
OVERNIGHT CAMPING PROHIBITED ON CITY STREETS AND CITY-OWNED PARKING AREAS

Sections:

10.34.010    Purpose.

10.34.020    Overnight camping prohibited on city streets and city-owned parking areas.

10.34.030    Enforcement and penalties.

10.34.010 Purpose.

The purpose of the ordinance codified in this chapter is to make public streets and other public areas readily accessible to the public for their intended and supported purposes and to limit the overnight parking of vehicles on public streets and public areas for purposes of human habitation, temporary or permanent residential occupation, camping, or sleeping (also referred to herein as “overnight camping”), which uses of public streets and areas are hereby deemed to be unsafe, unsanitary, and incompatible with the intended and supported uses of streets and other public areas. (Ord. 1584 § 2 (part), 2012)

10.34.020 Overnight camping prohibited on city streets and city-owned parking areas.

A. Prohibition. No occupied vehicle shall be parked for the purposes of allowing the occupants thereof to establish a temporary or permanent residential use, camp or sleep within the vehicle during the hours of ten p.m. to six a.m. For the purpose of this section, any occupied motor vehicle parked on the public streets or specified public areas during the times mentioned herein, which (1) contains a person or persons sleeping therein, or (2) contains bedding or camp paraphernalia arranged for the purpose of, or in such a way as will permit, the occupants thereof to remain overnight shall be deemed to be in violation of this section.

B. Applicability. This section shall prohibit the parking of vehicles for purposes of overnight camping on any city public right-of-way, including all public streets, and any city-owned parking areas within the city of San Luis Obispo. Camping or sleeping in vehicles on private property or areas not within the public right-of-way, public streets, or any city-owned parking areas is subject to the requirements of Section 17.16.015.

C. Exceptions. This chapter is not applicable to “safe parking” programs or similar vehicular sheltering programs or the expansion of such programs approved by the city council in support of the homeless community of San Luis Obispo.

D. Notice. Public notice of this section shall be in accordance with California Vehicle Code Section 22507 with signage at each entrance to the city. (Ord. 1584 § 2 (part), 2012)

10.34.030 Enforcement and penalties.

A. This chapter shall be enforced by the city’s police department or such other departments or persons designated by the chief of police.

B. Any violation of this chapter shall be a parking violation, the amount of penalties for which shall be set by the council by resolution. (Ord. 1584 § 2 (part), 2012)