Pasco bans camping in public parks

Pasco bans camping in public parks

The City of Pasco moved ahead Monday night to ban camping in public parks.

Council members expanded an existing ordinance that limits unauthorized parking on public property to include camping.

Pasco’s community and economic development director Rick White said the new law follows concerns over criminal activity and safety concerns.

He added that the new law will affect use of public property for the storage of personal property.

According to discussion at the council meeting, a first offense would earn someone a warning, and a second offense would mean charges.