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It is unlawful and a public nuisance for any person to camp, occupy camp facilities, or use camp paraphernalia in the following areas:
(A) Any public property; or
(B) Any private property.
1. It is not intended by this section to prohibit overnight camping on private residential property by friends or family of the property owner, so long as the owner consents and the overnight camping is limited to not more than five (5) consecutive nights.
2. Nothing in this chapter is intended to prohibit or make unlawful, activities of an owner of private property or other lawful user of private property that are normally associated with and incidental to the lawful and authorized use of private property for residential or other purposes; and provided further, nothing is intended to prohibit or make unlawful, activities of a property owner or other lawful user if such activities are expressly authorized by the city's comprehensive zoning ordinance or other laws, ordinances and regulations.
3. The city manager may, as provided in section 6-19-5 of this chapter, issue a temporary permit to allow camping on public or private property in connection with a special event.
A violation of this section is a misdemeanor. In addition to the remedies set forth in Penal Code section 370, the city attorney may institute civil or administrative actions to abate a public nuisance under this chapter. (Ord. 1659, 1-14-2014)