This ordinance narrowly defines a geographic area in downtown Juneau from which camping is prohibited. Businesses in the downtown Juneau area are experiencing a noticeable and significant increase of unauthorized people camping in doorways, and campers leaving refuse behind. The primary purpose of this ordinance is to prohibit camping on private property without permission of the property owner.
Importantly, this ordinance primarily regulates business property because those business property owners and tenants are generally not present during the evenings when the camping is occurring. This ordinance would give the CBJ and business owners a tool to minimize the unauthorized camping.