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ACLU subpoenas mayor, councilor and police chief

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

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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Panhandling ban might spur more thorny issues

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Many Colorado Springs City Councilors indicated last week they didn’t believe a proposed ordinance to stem panhandling downtown goes far enough, but free speech advocates question its constitutionality. Council will have a first reading Tuesday and conduct a hearing on the proposed amendment to its city-wide ordinance against aggressive panhandling. The change would outlaw begging… Continue Reading Panhandling ban might spur more thorny issues

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