Maybe I spoke too soonSt. Petersburg city officials have given the St. Vincent de Paul Society, on whose property the homeless have pitched their tents, one week to evict the 140 inhabitants of the mushrooming tent city christened "Coming Up."
The Times reports that living in tents, even on private property, is prohibited by city code. Maybe I'm missing something, but as I read the city ordinance,* it outlaws erecting, constructing or maintaining any tent on any premises within the city without first procuring a written permit.
Couldn't the City Council just vote to waive the $50 permit fee?
Read the St. Petersburg Times article here. And see previous post here.
* Section 13-92 can be accessed here.