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Atherton bans vehicle-camping

Original post made on Nov 25, 2013

Atherton's ordinance banning overnight camping in vehicles was finalized on Nov. 20 by a unanimous vote of the City Council. The ordinance, the town's attorney insisted, "is a safety thing, not a homeless issue."

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Posted by Conner
a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Nov 25, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Rent has become so expensive in the Bay Area, but especially on the Peninsula, that it's forced some people to live in their vehicles. The police's reasons for seeking the ban don't ring true.