Lincoln City City Council members at Monday’s meeting approved revisions to city ordinances and zoning regulations that will support the provisions of Oregon’s HB 3115 regarding public homelessness and overnight camping; that will establish parking and traffic control measures prohibiting all but emergency vehicular traffic for Northwest 15th Street; and to preserve open spaces in nearly 12 acres of significant wetlands owned by the city along North Clancy Road.

Revisions to city ordinance 2023-11 define the times (8 p.m. to 8 a.m.) during which homeless campers can occupy public properties within Lincoln City — and requires campers to obtain an emergency shelter permit from the Lincoln City Police Department to rest overnight on specifically identified public properties. Campers may not self-select a campsite; they will be guided to an assigned spot by police if there are no beds available at a suitable shelter in Lincoln City.

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