Chapter 9.24


9.24.010    Definitions.

9.24.020    Use in public places prohibited.

9.24.030    Exception.

9.24.010 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter the following words and phrases shall mean and include:

A.    “Camper” means a structure designed to be mounted upon a motor vehicle and to provide facilities for human habitation or camping purposes.

B.    “House car” means a motor vehicle originally designed or permanently or temporarily altered and equipped for human habitation, or to which a camper has been permanently or temporarily attached.

C.    “Person” means an individual, firm, partnership, joint adventure, association, social club, fraternal organization, joint-stock company, corporation, estate, trust, business trust, receiver, trustee, syndicate or any other group or combination acting as a unit excepting the United States of America, the state of California and any political subdivision of either thereof.

D.    “Trailer coach” means a structure designed to be drawn by a motor vehicle for human habitation, or human occupancy, for carrying persons or property on its own.

E.    “Any other motor vehicle, car, truck or bus, etc.” means those motor vehicles, cars, trucks, buses, etc. that are used for the purposes as described in this section.  (Ord. 6-78 §1(part), 1978:  Ord. 5-71 §1, 1971).

9.24.020 Use in public places prohibited.

No person shall use or occupy or permit the use or occupancy of any house car, camper or trailer coach or any other motor vehicle, car, truck or bus, etc. for human habitation, including but not limited to sleeping, eating or resting, either singly or in groups, on any street, park, beach, square, avenue, alley or public way within the city, between the hours of ten p.m. and six a.m.  (Ord. 6-78 §1(part), 1978:  Ord. 5-71 §2, 1971).

9.24.030 Exception.

The chief of police may, by written permit, allow the use or occupancy of any house car, camper or trailer coach on or in any property referred to in Section 9.24.020 when he finds that such use is necessary for the operation and protection of city property and livestock.

The permission granted by the chief of police may be revoked upon twelve hours’ written notice to the permittee.  (Ord. 5-71 §3, 1971).