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Camping ban back on Council agenda, but probably won’t face vote

An ordinance banning camping on city property — drafted in response to the Occupy Asheville encampment in front of City Hall — is back on Asheville City Council’s agenda for the Jan. 10 meeting. The ban is there despite a Council committee voting 2-1 to instead send forward a permitting process for the protesters. However, the Council members on that committee say that they don’t anticipate the issue coming up for a vote, and instead expect a staff report on permits for the Occupy campers.

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Instead of ban, Council committee recommends permit process for Occupy Asheville campers

A proposed ban on camping on city property — drafted in response to Occupy Asheville‘s encampment in front of City Hall — didn’t make it past Asheville City Council’s Public Safety Committee. Instead the committee directed staff at its meeting this afternoon to look at a permitting process for campers.

On second thought…

It seemed like a good idea at the time, taking the kids winter camping for their dad’s birthday. I figured he would really appreciate waking up in the woods on his special day. All wrapped up: Six layers of clothing, and nine-month-old Wyatt Hinker might be a happy winter camper. Photo by Bettina Freese He […]