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Council OKs ordinance allowing cited subjects to be trespassed from city property


March 7, 2017

SUSAN COLEMAN takes the oath of office after being appointed to fill the vacant seat on the City Council.

The Sweet Home City Council last week adopted an ordinance that will allow police officers to exclude people from certain city-owned property when they are cited for violating a local or state law.

Under the ordinance, if the subject enters city property, the subject can be cited for criminal trespass. Upon the first offense, the exclusion is for 30 days. If a second offense occurs within 2 years, the exclusion is for 90 days.

Following a third reading of the proposed ordinance, the council voted 5-2 during its regular meeting Feb. 28 to adopt it. Voting to approve the ordinance were Susa...

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