Atherton to consider ban on vehicle camping

October 13, 2013 4:33:38 PM PDT
Sleeping in your car may soon be illegal in Atherton.

Our media partner the San Jose Mercury News reports that the city council will consider a ban on vehicle camping Wednesday.

Under the proposed law, sleeping in your car or trailer would be illegal between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

If approved, anyone caught camping overnight could face up to six months in jail or a fine up to a thousand dollars.

The move follows the recent passing of a similar law in nearby Palo Alto.