public property

noun

: something owned by the city, town, or state
The library books are public property.

Examples of public property in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Allison also noted the unequal treatment of homeless people, comparing the city’s hasty seizure of their belongings to its careful handling of vehicles that have been abandoned on public property. Nicole Santa Cruz, ProPublica, 16 May 2024 But a resistance formed, barring celebrations on public property for these festivities. Jessica B. Harris, Southern Living, 13 May 2024 At that point, the National Parks had some rules and regulations that said there was no overnight camping in Lafayette Park, so the court held that that regulation did not violate the First Amendment because there was not an absolute First Amendment right to camp on public property. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 May 2024 The dispute is the most significant involving homelessness to come before the Supreme Court in decades, and the outcome could impact how cities and states respond to high rates of homelessness as encampments pop up on public property. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 7 May 2024 Now, anyone who assaulted a police officer or damaged public property, that’s different. ABC News, 5 May 2024 The lawsuit, filed in September in Sacramento Superior Court by District Attorney Thien Ho, had alleged the city was creating a public nuisance by allowing homeless camps to exist on public property. Theresa Clift, Sacramento Bee, 3 May 2024 Other selectees for 2024 include a Civil War battlefield in Virginia, a lighthouse in New York and the Tangier American Legation in Morocco, which became the first American public property located abroad after being gifted to the U.S. by the Moroccan Sultan in 1821. Marc Ramirez, USA TODAY, 3 May 2024 Furthermore, lower court rulings still allow jurisdictions to regulate camping on public property. Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Apr. 2024

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“Public property.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/public%20property. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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