The Washington Post did this article recently
I would be interested to see what local
attorneys think of this ordinance.
As it is most Eureka city misdemeanors get dismissed or settled as a part of other cases or even if that is the only case. And we pay attorneys contracted with or working for the City of Eureka to show up. That hourly rate could pay part of someone's rent or security deposit.
Camping is prohibited. Eureka Municipal Code 93.02
-Open Burning without a Permit is not allowed. 2013 California Fire Code, Section 308.2, adopted by the City of Eureka.
-Removal of shopping carts from premises. Eureka Municipal Code 130.30
-Drinking Alcoholic Beverages in Public is prohibited. Eureka Municipal Code 130.01
-Sitting or Lying on Sidewalks in Commercial Districts is prohibited. Eureka Municipal Code 130.12
2. Proposed Rules and Policies
The following rules and policies are proposed to be implemented in the area to manage some of the problems associated with camping:
-Storage of personal property ordinance
-Bicycles are not allowed off trail in the open space. Bicycles are generally used to transport goods that are obtained both legally and illegally into the area. A high number of stolen bicycles are located within the marsh/open space.
-Illegal camping will be enforced. Violators will be provided notice of clean ups 72 hours in advance and are required to remove all physical belongings from the area to be cleaned of trash and debris by the City. Failure to do so will result in citations and fines. The City of Eureka will provide storage containers to assist in these efforts.
-Dogs are not allowed off-leash or to be off the trail further than 10ft. An ordinance amending the current leash ordinance will be drafted for Council review.
-Wood pallets are not allowed in the open space areas and will be removed during weekly cleanups. An ordinance restricting the use of wood pallets in open space will be drafted for Council review.
-No building materials are allowed on open space, including: bricks, cement blocks, landscaping rock, fencing material, wood, piping, and other similar materials. An ordinance restricting these materials in the project area will be drafted for Council review.
-Propane and gas stoves and charcoal grills are not allowed. An ordinance restricting such use will be drafted for Council review.