The Anchorage Assembly is taking a look at a proposal to ban RVs from spending the night in store parking lots.


Assemblyman Eric Croft planned to introduce the ordinance to ban overnight camping in commercial lots at Tuesday night’s Assembly meeting.


It’s not the first time the issue has come up. Assembly member Elvi Gray-Jackson proposed and then dropped a similar ordinance last year after she received an unusually negative reaction from the public.


Croft’s ordinance would change municipal code to target RVs and motor homes, banning them from commercial lots but allowing them — with some restrictions — to park in local neighborhoods. It would allow RVs in neighborhoods to accommodate guests, provided they stay no more than 90 days in a calendar year.


Croft said he planned to take the ordinance to the Anchorage Planning and Zoning board. A public hearing could be held by the Assembly some time next month.


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