The Pivot Legal Society will be defending the Anita Place Tent City against an injunction application from the City of Maple Ridge on Monday in Supreme Court.

The city started the injunction process to have the camp removed last month, the day after downtown businesses complained about crime, threats, discarded needles and other issues creating a loss of business

The city cited growing health and safety risks at the camp, saying camp residents are not complying with the fire department safety orders.

Ivan Drury, of the Alliance Against Displacement, said camp residents have asked B.C. Housing that it provide Maple Ridge with 200 modular housing units to get decampment at Anita Place.