4.37.102 Purpose.

The declared purpose of this chapter is to provide rules and regulations regarding the use of public property, for the protection of the public health, safety and welfare of residents of the City and users of public property, to ensure public property is maintained in a manner consistent with the broadest use by residents of the City.

(Sec. 1, Ordinance No. 06-18, adopted April 10, 2018)

4.37.104 Definitions.

As used in this chapter,

"Camping" is the occupation of camp facilities, living temporarily in a camp facility or outdoors with or without camp paraphernalia, in, on or under any structure not intended for human occupancy, whether with or without bedding, tent, hammock or other similar protection or equipment.

"Public property" includes any park, open space, street, right-of-way, sidewalk, bus stop, public landscaping, parking lot, building setback, vacant land or any other area open or accessible to the public, improved or unimproved.

(Sec. 1, Ordinance No. 06-18, adopted April 10, 2018)

4.37.106 Camping.

No person shall set up tents, huts or other temporary shelter on public or private property for the purpose of camping unless authorized under Section 4.37.110.

In no case shall this chapter prohibit camping that has been legally established pursuant to Chapter 9.1 (Zoning).

A violation of this section shall be a misdemeanor punishable in accordance with Section 1.5.002 or as otherwise provided for in this Code.

(Sec. 1, Ordinance No. 06-18, adopted April 10, 2018)

4.37.108 Personal Property Related to Camping.

No person shall place, leave or store personal property including, but not limited to, collapsible shelters, cots, beds, sleeping bags, bed rolls, hammocks, barbeques, portable stoves or other cooking equipment, clothing or personal hygiene items on public property.

(Sec. 1, Ordinance No. 06-18, adopted April 10, 2018)

4.37.110 Authorized Camping.

a.    Camping is allowed on public property specifically set aside and clearly marked for public camping purposes when authorized by the City. A temporary use permit must be obtained and approved by the City pursuant to Section 9.1.1606 prior to any person camping.

b.    Camping is allowed on private property with the consent of the property owner where the camping is not in view from the street; except that:

1)    Camping is not permitted if conducted in such a manner as to constitute a nuisance because of noise, sanitation or other matters offensive to persons of ordinary sensibility;

2)    Camping is not permitted where it exceeds three consecutive days duration;

3)    Camping is not permitted if any fee, charge or other monetary consideration is collected for camping or for any services or the use of any facilities related thereto.

c.    A violation of this section shall be subject to administrative fines as set forth in Section 1.5.002.

(Sec. 1, Ordinance No. 06-18, adopted April 10, 2018)

4.37.112 Use of City Utilities on Public Property.

No person shall access City utilities such as electricity or other power on public property without express permission from the City Manager or his or her designee.

(Sec. 1, Ordinance No. 06-18, adopted April 10, 2018)