Warner Adds Urgency Amended Camping Ordinance to Council Meeting Agenda for Tuesday, February 11, 2020
I requested that an urgency amended camping ordinance be added to the Council meeting agenda so that any changes to the ordinance would be effective immediately. We all knew what the situation was like at Parnell park before the park closed. Additionally, Josue & Joe provided testimony that there are currently tents up on the Greenway Trail as well as in other areas of the City. These situations provide cause that a health, safety and general welfare situation exists in Whittier. This new amended camping ordinance would require that all tents, tarps, pop-ups and any other camping paraphernalia be not only taken down, BUT ROLLED UP, PACKED UP AND REMOVED FROM PUBLIC SPACES DURING THE DAY, unless it is either raining and/or below 50 degrees.