PROVO, Utah — A Utah sheriff asked for a ban on camping on county property for more than a day per week.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2juE1V1 ) Utah County Sheriff Jim Tracy’s office also suggested Tuesday during a work session with county commissioners prohibiting camping “on any public property within the limits of an incorporated City” in the county without written approval of the County Commission.

Tracy says the office asked for the change because he’s afraid his county will turn into Salt Lake, which has launched a massive effort to expand law enforcement activity and services in the Rio Grande neighborhood around the state’s largest homeless shelter.

Representatives from the sheriff’s office and county attorney’s office say long-term campers were ruining experiences for others and harming the land.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

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