Geezer said in a comment that the cops had every authority to simply tow my van, without leaving a notice.
With all due respect Geezer, that’s not true. They did not catch me doing anything. My van is up to date on registration.
Beyond that, I do not recognize any cop’s “authority” to remove my private property because I am sleeping in it. (if he caught me) There are ordinances that prohibit sleeping in your vehicle but I don’t see cops arresting babies!
J, who I have mentioned before fought a “camping” ticket (that’s what they give you) and won. It took him a year to win that case. But he won. Because sleeping your vehicle is not a crime. There is no victim.