Chapter 7.07


7.07.010    Purpose.

7.07.020    Definitions.

7.07.030    Camping except in designated places prohibited.

7.07.040    Storage of personal property in public areas.

7.07.050    Repealed.

7.07.010 Purpose.

This chapter is enacted to ensure that the public streets and areas within the City be readily accessible to residents and the public at large. The use of these areas for camping purposes or storage of personal property interferes with the rights of others to use the areas for which they were intended. The purpose of this chapter is to maintain public streets and areas within the City in a clean, safe, attractive and accessible condition. (Ord. CCO-11-01 § 1, 2011)

7.07.020 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this section.

(A) “Camp” means to pitch or occupy camp facilities; to use camp paraphernalia for the purposes of sleeping or occupying an area for an extended period of time.

(B) “Camp facilities” include, but are not limited to, tents, huts, or temporary shelters.

(C) “Camp paraphernalia” includes, but is not limited to, tarpaulins, cots, beds, bedding, sleeping bags, hammocks, or non-City designated cooking facilities and similar equipment.

(D) “Park” means any playground, recreation center, including any land owned and managed by the Mt. Shasta recreation and park district, or any other area in the City, owned or used by the City and devoted to active or passive recreation.

(E) “Store” means to put aside or accumulate for use when needed, to put for safekeeping, or leave in a location.

(F) “Public street” means the same as defined in Cal. Veh. Code § 590. (Ord. CCO-11-01 § 1, 2011)

7.07.030 Camping except in designated places prohibited.

No person shall camp at any time, whether inside or outside a vehicle, or in or on any:

(A) Public street, sidewalk, public parking lot, improved or unimproved; or

(B) Public property, except public property designated for overnight camping; or

(C) Private property, including, but not limited to, vacant lots, parking areas and commercial properties, unless the person sleeping or camping in or on such private property:

(1) Is the owner thereof or the lessee of such property or the houseguest of such owner or lessee; or

(2) Has the permission of the owner of such property, his agent, or the person in lawful possession of such property, and sanitary facilities approved by the Health Officer of the County of Siskiyou are available on such property to the person sleeping or camping in or on such property.

(D) At no time shall parked or stored vehicles be occupied or used as a permanent or temporary dwelling unit except that guests may reside in a recreational vehicle on the host’s premises on a temporary basis not to exceed 14 consecutive days in a 60-day period as defined in MSMC 18.20.100(C). (Ord. CCO-11-01 § 1, 2011)

7.07.040 Storage of personal property in public areas.

It shall be unlawful for any person to store personal property, including camp facilities and camp paraphernalia, in the following areas:

(A) Any park.

(B) Any street or sidewalk.

(C) Any public parking lot or public area, improved or unimproved. (Ord. CCO-11-01 § 1, 2011)

7.07.050 Violations.

Repealed by Ord. CCO-20-04. (Ord. CCO-11-01 § 1, 2011)