Ukiah City Council Updates Camping Ordinance

The Ukiah City Council this week approved an updated camping ordinance. It prohibits the establishment of permanent, large campsites, and prohibits camping in public during the day. It also states that the ordinance will not be enforced, in certain areas, when there is no shelter space available. That keeps the ordinance in compliance with a federal appeals court ruling that declared criminalizing sleeping on public property is unconstitutional.