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The following definitions are applicable in this chapter unless the context otherwise requires:

“Camp” or “camping” means to pitch, create, use, or occupy camp and outside habitation facilities for recreational purposes.

“Camp and outside habitation facilities” include, but are not limited to, tents, huts, temporary shelters, or vehicles.

“Camp and outside habitation paraphernalia” includes, but is not limited to, tarpaulins, cots, beds, sleeping bags, blankets, mattresses, hammocks, or noncity-designated cooking facilities and similar equipment.

“Camping and outside habitation impact area” means the areas specified within VMC 8.22.040(B).

“Family” means two or more “family or household members” as defined by RCW 26.52.010.

“Outside habitation” means to pitch, create, use, or occupy camp and outside habitation facilities for purposes of shelter for habitation.

“Park” means the same as defined in VMC 15.04.020.

“Safe stay community” means a camp and outside habitation facility for which a permit has been sought and obtained from the Vancouver city manager, or their designee, pursuant to VMC 8.22.070(B), and/or a city-sponsored safe stay community established under VMC 8.22.070(F).

“Safe stay community operator” means a person, firm, corporation, or municipal corporation with a valid safe stay community operator permit issued pursuant to VMC 8.22.070 or, in the case of a city-sponsored safe stay community, an approved safe stay community facility operator as designated by the city manager or their designee.

“Specific population safe stay community” means a safe stay community with spaces reserved for either (a) a single occupant identifying as female; or (b) a family with one or more children under 18 years of age at the time of admission to the safe stay community.

“Store” means to put aside or accumulate for use when needed, to put for safekeeping, to place or leave in a location.

“Street” means any highway, lane, road, street, right-of-way, boulevard, alley, and every way or place in the city of Vancouver that is publicly owned or maintained for public vehicular travel.

“Vehicle” means the same as defined in RCW 46.04.670, as adopted by Ordinance M-3276. (Ord. M-4379 § 4, 2022; Ord. M-4348 § 4, 2021; Ord. M-4133 § 1, 2015; Ord. M-3323, 1997)