10-01-2006, 09:31 PM #1
City dumps rule against sleeping near urine or feces
Sleep easy, fair citizens.
The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday dumped a rule that made it a misdemeanor to sleep within 500 feet of a deposit of urine or feces.
That provision, which faced ridicule from civil libertarians, was mistakenly included in a broader ordinance that banned public urination and defecation, City Attorney Brad Jerbic has said.
The new ordinance, which takes out the rules against "knowingly" setting up a temporary, portable or open sleeping quarters, was passed unanimously by the City Council.