City officials are mulling over a proposed ordinance designed to prohibit overnight sleeping in cars.
The Diamond Bar City Council Tuesday night will consider the new law.
The proposed ordinance stems from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department recently receiving complaints about a person sleeping in a car overnight in the city, according to the staff report to council.
Diamond Bar prohibits sleeping overnight in parks but does not have an ordinance specific to sleeping in cars on city streets or on public property.
"Because individuals that reside in vehicles will often move to cities that don’t have enforceable provisions restricting overnight sleeping in vehicles, it is possible that there may be an increase in overnight sleeping in vehicles in time," staff wrote in the report.
If the ordinance is approved, the Sheriff's Department will be about to issue citations for those who violate the law.
The Diamond Bar City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.
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