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Judge permits city to enforce partial no-solicitation

Judge permits city to enforce partial no-solicitation

While the city’s downtown no-solicitation zone is still being challenged in court following an ACLU lawsuit against the city, Federal Judge Marsha Krieger ruled today that police can enforce a portion of the law that prohibits soliciting within 20 feet of a residential or business entrance. Colorado Springs City Council approved an ordinance in November… Continue Reading Judge permits city to enforce partial no-solicitation

ACLU subpoenas mayor, councilor and police chief

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The Mayor’s Counsel meeting and press conference originally scheduled for Thursday Dec. 13 have both been canceled, due to the ongoing lawsuit against the city’s no-solicitation ordinance. The American Civil Liberties Union has subpoenaed Mayor Steve Bach, Councilor Merv Bennett and Police Chief Pete Carey to testify in the federal trial in Denver Thursday morning.… Continue Reading ACLU subpoenas mayor, councilor and police chief

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Panhandling ordinance gets first reading Nov. 13

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The Colorado Springs City Council will take up the “no soliticitation zone’ ordinance at its Nov. 13 formal meeting. The ordinance will prohibit panhandling downtown and in Acacia Park, if it passes City Council. The city attorney was asked by Council to present options for addressing solicitation downtown and on the Westside on Oct. 8.… Continue Reading Panhandling ordinance gets first reading Nov. 13

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