- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

UMATILLA, Ore. (AP) - The Umatilla City Council will consider an ordinance to ban camping outside of established campgrounds to address what city officials say is a growing problem with homeless people camping in the city.

The East Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/5hMcDD ) the council will meet to discuss the issue Tuesday.

The ordinance would prohibit camping on public property and on private property without the permission of the owner.

City Manager Bob Ward says the city has had more problems with homeless people camping on private property since the city’s April cleanup effort cleared out homeless camps along the Umatilla River.

City officials have worked with police on a draft ordinance to better enforce the potential ban.

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Information from: East Oregonian, https://www.eastoregonian.com


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