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City of Eureka Halts Enforcement on New Camping Ordinance

The city of Eureka has halted enforcement on a camping ordinance that was set to take effect tonight at midnight according to a release by the Legal Services of Northern California and Disability Rights California.

The Eureka City Council passed the ordinance on Nov. 17 prohibiting involuntary camping in most parts of Eureka including business districts and high-use trail areas.

The Legal Services of Northern California along with other local organizations like the Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives (AHHA) opposed the decision and believe that the ordinance “violates recent federal court decisions and despite the fact that the City has insufficient

Eureka Council Passes New Camping Ordinance

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Eureka Council Passes New Camping Ordinance


By Linda Stansberry

on Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 10:43 AM

After nearly two hours of discussion, the Eureka City Council voted Tuesday to pass an ordinance repealing and replacing the city’s camping ordinance, with Councilmember Leslie Castellano dissenting.

The ordinance was altered to reflect public concern over perceived criminalization of homelessness, changing the recommended criminal