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A. An encampment temporary use permit shall be valid for a five-year period based on the following criteria:

1. Once approved, the encampment may occur at the host site for a maximum of four consecutive months per visit, with at least three consecutive months between visits, and for not more than six months in any calendar year. The site plan and conditions that were originally approved shall remain unchanged for each visit;

2. The encampment shall comply with the provisions outlined in this chapter;

3. All conditions of approval were fulfilled during the previous stay; and

4. The proposed host site shall not be within 1,000 feet of another approved host site.

B. Temporary encampments must also meet the following criteria:

1. The applicant shall apply for a temporary use permit at least 30 days before the planned opening of the temporary encampment.

2. The encampment shall be limited to a maximum of 100 persons. After the encampment reaches its 100-person capacity, individuals who arrive after sundown (and meet all screening criteria) will be allowed to stay for one night, after which they will not be permitted entry until a vacancy is available. Such occurrences shall be logged and reported to the City on a weekly basis.

3. The temporary encampment use permit may be revocable at any time if the encampment is found to be noncompliant with this chapter or conditions placed upon the permit.

4. The encampment, parking of any vehicles, or parking of tiny homes associated with the application shall not displace the minimum or required parking of the principal use on the host site as required by code or previous approvals unless an alternative parking plan has been approved by the Administrator.

5. The temporary encampment managing agency shall maintain a resident log for all who are residing at the encampment. Such log shall be kept on site at the encampment. Prospective encampment residents shall be asked to provide a reasonable form of identification when signing the log. Adequate information must be submitted by the encampment resident, sponsoring host, or organization group to allow for the Redmond Police Department to perform an active warrant and sex offender status check. Individuals identified as having an active warrant will not be allowed to stay at the encampment. For sex offender checks, the managing agency retains the authority to allow such offenders to remain on the property; provided, that required reporting requirements are followed.

6. The sponsoring host and organization group shall submit an operating agreement and code of conduct.

7. The Administrator may impose additional conditions for the purpose of maintaining the health, safety, and welfare of people in and around the temporary encampment, relating but not limited to any or all of the following:

a. Encampment resident code of conduct;

b. The presence of minors in the encampment;

c. The provision of transportation to/from the encampment; and

d. Setbacks and screening.

C. Temporary encampments shall be processed as a Type I permit with the following modifications:

1. A notice of application shall be mailed and posted on site meeting the standards outlined in RZC 21.76.080.B, Notice of Application.

2. A minimum of one major land use action sign shall be posted on site meeting the requirements outlined in RZC Appendix 6, Extraordinary Notice Requirements.

3. Prior to the decision on the application for a temporary encampment, the Administrator shall require that a neighborhood meeting be held.

4. With the exception of mailed notice, the provisions of this subsection C shall only apply to the initial application. A mailed notice shall be sent prior to each stay in accordance with RZC 21.76.080.B.

5. The initial application shall be processed as a Type I permit. Subsequent stays within the allowed five-year period shall only require administrative review.

D. Emergencies. The Administrator may waive these requirements when a natural or manmade disaster necessitates the immediate establishment of a temporary encampment. (Ord. 3083)

Effective on: 7/2/2022