Bristol Virginia City Council

Following public camping ban, Bristol man shares his experience with homelessness | WJHL

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) – On Tuesday night, the Bristol, Virginia City Council approved an ordinance making it illegal to camp on city property. Meanwhile, downtown businesses and their employees have varying opinions on the ban. The ordinance bans camping on sidewalks, alleys, or other public rights-of-way, and those in violation will face a Class 4 …

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Bristol, VA business leaders support public camping ban | WJHL

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) – The Bristol, Virginia City Council will decide on second and final reading if an ordinance to ban many forms of public camping will become law Tuesday night. The ordinance would make camping on public streets, sidewalks, alleys and other public rights of way a Class 4 misdemeanor. The council passed the …

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Bristol, VA advances ordinance making camping on public walkways a crime | WJHL

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) — An ordinance that would ban camping on public sidewalks and rights-of-way was advanced by the Bristol, Virginia City Council on Tuesday. If the measure passes on second reading, it will make it a misdemeanor for anyone “to camp on any city-owned street, sidewalk, alley, or other public rights-of-way.” “To camp is …

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