Supportive Campsites Ordinance Advances to Public Hearing Sept. 20

On Monday, Sept. 13, City Council voted 6-1 to amend Section 8.22.070.B.2(b) of the City’s camping code, moving both ordinance options forward to a public hearing and second reading on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.

Revisions to Chapter 8.22 of the Vancouver Municipal Code related to camping are necessary to implement the supportive campsites component of the City's Homelessness Response Plan.

Community members who want to share feedback on the ordinance options can register here:

>> Read the full staff report about the proposed ordinance changes.

Monday's City Council meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. This meeting is not open to in-person attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Councilmembers and City staff will attend remotely.

Community members can watch the workshops and meetings live on Clark/Vancouver Television Comcast cable channels 23/323, online at or on the City’s Facebook page at The public can also listen to the meeting by telephone by calling 1-877-309-2073 and entering access code 169-338-917 when prompted (credentials unique to this meeting).

City Council is accepting public comments about the items on its consent and public hearing agendas. Comments can be submitted in writing in advance of the meeting or live via a remote video conferencing platform during the meeting (advance registration required). Instructions for providing comments remotely are included in the meeting agenda.

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