A. The following requirements apply to each Temporary Encampment:
2. The Encampment Host, Encampment Sponsor, and Encampment Manager shall ensure enforcement of a code of conduct at the Temporary Encampment Site. The code of conduct shall be in substantially the following form or address the following issues:
a. Possession or use of illegal drugs is not permitted.
b. No alcohol is permitted.
c. No weapons are permitted.
d. All knives over three and one-half inches must be turned in to the Encampment Manager for safekeeping.
e. No violence is permitted.
f. No open flames are permitted.
g. No trespassing into private property in the surrounding neighborhood is permitted.
h. No loitering in the surrounding neighborhood is permitted.
Nothing within this section shall prohibit the Encampment Host, Encampment Sponsor or Encampment Manager from imposing and enforcing additional code of conduct conditions not otherwise inconsistent with this section.
3. The maximum number of residents at a Temporary Encampment Site shall be determined taking into consideration Site conditions, but shall in no case be greater than 100 at any one time. Any proposed Site shall be of sufficient size to support the activities of the Temporary Encampment without the overcrowding of residents or any intrusion into required Setbacks. In determining the maximum occupancy of a Temporary Encampment, the Director shall consider the square footage of the Encampment Site; the number of proposed Temporary Enclosures; the number of required or proposed bathing, food handling, hand washing, laundry, and toilet facilities; required Setbacks; and the ongoing use of the Site by the Encampment Host. The City shall impose a condition on the Temporary Encampment Permit for the Encampment limiting the number of residents or occupants to the number determined pursuant to this subsection. Any increase in the number of residents or occupants beyond that applied for by the applicants and included in the Temporary Encampment Permit shall require a revision to the Temporary Encampment Permit, which shall be processed as a new application.
4. The duration of a Temporary Encampment at any specific location shall not exceed 90 days at any one time.
5. There shall be no more than one Temporary Encampment in the City at any time. No Temporary Encampment use shall be permitted within one mile of any Site where a Temporary Encampment use under Part 20.30U LUC has operated within the prior 180-day period. A Temporary Encampment may be located at the same Site no more than once every 18 months.
6. A Temporary Encampment shall be within one-half mile of a public transportation stop, or the Encampment Sponsor, Encampment Host or Encampment Manager shall otherwise demonstrate the ability for Temporary Encampment occupants to obtain access to the nearest public transportation stop. During hours when public transportation is not available, the Encampment Sponsor, Encampment Host, or Encampment Manager shall also make transportation available to anyone who is rejected from or ordered to leave the Temporary Encampment. Bus schedules, phone numbers for emergency drivers and taxis and the location of the nearest 24-hour transit center to which rejected persons will be transported when buses are not available shall be posted in a prominent location for Encampment residents.
7. On-site Parking Spaces of the Encampment Host shall not be displaced unless the required minimum parking remains available for the Encampment Host’s use, as set forth in LUC 20.20.590. The Host may provide shared parking pursuant to LUC 20.20.590.I, or off-site parking pursuant to LUC 20.20.590.J, to satisfy minimum parking requirements.
8. The perimeter of a Temporary Encampment must be buffered from surrounding properties as follows:
a. The Temporary Encampment, as measured from the Temporary Encampment perimeter, shall meet the minimum Setback requirements applicable to the Encampment Host in the underlying Land Use district; provided, that no Temporary Encampment Setback shall be less than 20 feet; and provided further, that the Encampment Host, Encampment Sponsor, or Encampment Manager may petition the Director for a reduction of Setback requirements applicable to the Encampment Host in the underlying Land Use district to no less than 20 feet. In considering whether a reduction should be granted, the Director may consider whether the minimum Setback requirements applicable to the Encampment Host in the underlying Land Use district, if applied to the Temporary Encampment, would substantially burden the siting or hosting of a Temporary Encampment at a particular location or by a particular Encampment Host, Encampment Sponsor, or Encampment Manager and may consider the effects on health and safety of residents and the community should the reduction be granted.
b. The Temporary Encampment shall be surrounded by a view-obscuring Fence or equivalent solid Structure, which in no event shall be less than six feet high. The perimeter surrounding the Temporary Encampment shall have a single designated point for ingress or egress, consistent with applicable fire and other safety regulations.
9. The Encampment Host, Encampment Sponsor and Encampment Manager shall not permit children under the age of 18 to stay overnight in a Temporary Encampment, unless circumstances prevent a more suitable overnight accommodation for the child and parent or guardian. If a child under the age of 18, either alone or accompanied by a parent or guardian, attempts to stay overnight, the Encampment Host, Encampment Sponsor or Encampment Manager shall endeavor to find alternative shelter for the child and any accompanying parent or guardian.
10. The Encampment Host, Encampment Sponsor or Encampment Manager shall take all reasonable and lawful steps to obtain verifiable identification, such as a valid driver’s license, government-issued identification card, military identification card, or passport, from all prospective and current residents of a Temporary Encampment. The Encampment Host shall retain a log of all overnight residents of the Temporary Encampment, including names and dates.
11. The Encampment Host, Encampment Sponsor or Encampment Manager shall assure compliance with the following health and safety regulations. References to the application of local ordinances and regulations shall include the codes and regulations of King County and the City of Bellevue. All references are to regulations, ordinances and codes now or as hereafter amended:
i. Provide at least one hot water handwash sink as near to the food preparation facilities as the Site will reasonably allow. If the hot water sink is located further than 100 feet from the food preparation facilities or is not otherwise located on site, then a cold-water sink shall be located within 100 feet of the food preparation facilities.
ii. Prohibit the use of common drinking cups or containers from which water is dipped or poured, except for water and coffee containers and carafes that are filled with only potable water sources and washed once weekly with bleach and hot water.
iii. Ensure any containers used for non-potable water are labeled as such.
b. Sewage and Wastewater Disposal. The Encampment Host, Encampment Manager and Encampment Sponsor must provide for sewage and wastewater disposal in accordance with the codes and regulations of local health jurisdictions.
c. Electricity and Lighting. The Encampment Host, Encampment Manager or Encampment Sponsor must ensure that all electrical wiring, fixtures and electrical equipment must comply with the electrical standards of the Department of Labor and Industries regulations, Chapter 19.28 RCW, and local ordinances, and be maintained in a safe condition.
i. Provide one hand wash sink for every 25 persons. At least two hand wash sinks must be adjacent to toilets, and other hand wash sinks may be located throughout the Temporary Encampment Site for general use.
ii. Provide one hot water shower on the Temporary Encampment Site; provided, however, that if the ratio of hot showers is greater than one for every 40 persons, the Director’s Permit decision shall include designation of off-site shower facilities for use by Temporary Encampment residents within a reasonable proximity from the Temporary Encampment Site and the Encampment Host, Encampment Sponsor and/or Encampment Manager shall provide a means of transportation to the designated facilities.
iii. Provide cleanable, nonabsorbent waste containers.
iv. Maintain bathing and hand washing facilities in a clean and sanitary condition, cleaned at least daily.
i. Provide the following toilet facilities:
(1) One toilet, including portable toilets, for every 25 persons;
(2) Hand washing sinks adjacent to toilets, as provided in subsection A.11.d of this section; and
ii. Maintain toilets in a clean and sanitary condition.
i. An enclosure, adequate in size, separate from any sleeping quarters;
ii. No direct openings to living or sleeping areas from the common food-handling area;
iii. Nonabsorbent, easily cleanable food preparation counters situated off the floor;
iv. When perishable food will be in place, mechanical refrigeration conveniently located and able to maintain a temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit or below. If mechanical refrigeration is not reasonably available, then the use of ice chests complies with this requirement provided the ice chests are maintained at a temperature of 45 degrees or less, ice for ice chests is replenished when necessary to maintain temperature, ice chests are in working order and fitted with tight fitting lids, ice chests are cleaned at least weekly with a bleach solution and thoroughly rinsed prior to re-use, shared meals for the majority of residents are not prepared on-site, and the Encampment Host, Encampment Sponsor and/or Encampment Manager shall promptly comply with any correction notice or direction by King County Department of Health or other agency with jurisdiction regarding food preparation and storage on site.
g. Maintenance of Bedding. The Encampment Host, Encampment Manager or Encampment Sponsor must maintain bedding, if provided by the Encampment Host, Encampment Manager or Encampment Sponsor, in a clean and sanitary condition.
i. Comply with local sanitation codes for removing and disposing of refuse from housing areas.
ii. Store refuse in on-site trash cans with snap tight lids that are lined with trash bags that are removed and replaced daily.
iii. Keep refuse containers clean.
iv. Provide a refuse container adjacent to food preparation area and within 100 feet of each Dwelling Unit.
v. Empty refuse containers at least twice each week, and when full.
i. Report immediately to Seattle and King County Public Health:
(1) Suspected food poisoning;
(2) Unusual prevalence of fever, diarrhea, sore throat, vomiting, or jaundice; or
(3) Productive cough, or when weight loss is a prominent symptom among occupants.
k. Substantial Compliance. An Encampment Host, Encampment Sponsor, or Encampment Manager may petition the Director for an exemption from particular provisions of this subsection A.11 upon a showing of substantial compliance or alternative means of compliance. Alternative means of compliance may include the following:
ii. Use of facilities located sufficiently near the Encampment Host Site so as to adequately address the health and safety of Encampment residents (such as adjacent public toilet, shower or hand washing facilities);
iii. Use of alternative means to assure the health and safety of both the Temporary Encampment residents and surrounding neighborhood residents, occupants and users.
In considering whether an exemption should be granted, the Director may consider whether the provision or provisions of this subsection A.11 at issue, if applied to the Temporary Encampment, would substantially burden the siting or hosting of a Temporary Encampment at a particular location or by a particular Encampment Host, Encampment Sponsor, or Encampment Manager.
12. Exterior lighting shall be shielded or recessed so that direct Glare and reflections are contained within the Temporary Encampment, and shall also be directed downward and away from Adjoining properties and public rights-of-way. No lighting shall blink, flash, or be of unusually high intensity or brightness. All lighting fixtures utilized at Temporary Encampments shall be appropriate in scale, intensity, and height to the use that they are serving. (Ord. 6498, 12-9-19, § 4; Ord. 5615, 7-25-05, § 1)