Sec. 7-1. Authority and purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to protect public and private property within the city from the destruction that accompanies camping. It also is enacted to ensure that proper health and safety accommodations be provided to those who do camp. It is enacted to prevent degradation of public and private lands and assure that such lands can be utilized for their intended purpose. The city council enacts the ordinance codified in this chapter in accordance with the authority granted to cities by Article XI, Section 11 of the California Constitution. (Ord. No. 1267, § 1 (part).)