A harder ban: Spokane Valley considering amendment to block camping in some areas

It’s already illegal to camp on city property in Spokane Valley if shelter beds are available, but officials want to amend city code to clarify certain areas are always off limits.

On Tuesday, Spokane Valley City Council discussed an amendment to its camping ordinance that would specifically designate Appleway Trail, the Spokane Valley Police Precinct and the Spokane Valley Street Maintenance Shop as areas where camping is never allowed, even if shelter beds aren’t available.

Those locations would join City Hall, Balfour Park and Mirabeau Meadows/CenterPlace as city properties where camping is never allowed.

The amendment would also always prohibit camping in rights of way, on ballfields or courts,

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