Our Vision of a Quality Neighborhood
The community of Slab City has traditionally avoided any sort of written rules. We realized that there are some that come out here that think “anything goes”.
That way of thinking does not support a Quality Neighborhood.
For the most part, Slabbers have always experimented with living together without a lot of rules. We do recognize basic laws from the outlying county and encourage newcomers to avoid breaking those laws.
In order to have a Quality Neighborhood and continue our existence as an affordable living space for RVers, Veterans, Travelors and those less fortunate financially, the community has developed Ethical Standards that we agree support the Quality Neighborhood Concept.
Slab City Resident Ethical Standards
This is a free campground, free as in “free rent”, not free as in “anything goes”.
IF IT IS ILLEGAL OUTSIDE SLAB CITY, IT IS ILLEGAL HERE TOO.
THERE IS NO FREE LUNCH
Only the rent is free.
Water, sewer, electricity, garbage removal are NOT free.
It belongs to someone.
Taking it without specific permission is theft
VIOLENCE IS NOT OK
Unlawful, violent or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated
TRESPASSING IS NOT OK
Respect campsites as private property
California acknowledges Castle Doctrine (California Penal Code § 198.5)
A campsite owner may be absent for a while
Do not assume that it is abandoned
Ask the neighbors
Theft is not tolerated
Leave no trace you were here
Pack it in, Pack it out
WE ARE NOT VIGILANTES
You do not have the right to intimidate anyone
My “rights” usually end at the beginning of your “rights”.
That is where “rights” become obligations.
I will be aware of my obligations.
Please be respectful of your obligations.
Photos & Films
It is common courtesy to ASK before you talk someone’s picture. Please ask, and tell them if it is going to be posted on the internet. Not everyone wants to be photographed and published.
Please be aware that the Imperial County enforces animal by-laws here at Slab City. All dogs must be tagged, vaccinated, and leashed or be the subject of impoundment and fines.