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The following provisions shall be applied when investigating conduct which occurs between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.:

Prior to issuing any citation pursuant to this chapter based on conduct which occurs between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., the investigating officer shall inquire whether the camping is due to homelessness. If the officer learns that such is the case, the officer shall determine, in accordance with relevant department policy, whether adequate shelter space is available to accommodate the subject of the investigation.

A. If the officer determines that all such shelter space is full, the officer shall not issue a citation.

B. If the officer determines adequate shelter space to be available, the officer may, within his or her discretion, issue a citation pursuant to LMC 8.10.040 and/or:

1. Provide directions to the shelter location.

2. Offer one-time transport to the shelter location.

The provisions contained in this section are not applicable to conduct which occurs in areas of the city zoned residential. At no time shall camping be allowed in residential areas. (Ord. 1557 §1, 2019; Ord. 1549 §1 (part), 2019).