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Putting proposed ordinances to the test


September 18, 2019

The City Council is considering several ordinances, that range from pointless to effective and even to good, described in our stories on page 1 and 16.

Traffic Safety

This proposal would prohibit people in vehicles from handing items through their windows to pedestrians – in the name of traffic safety.

This sounds serious. Pedestrians ought not be in the roadway, right? The ordinance, which is in use in other cities, addresses panhandling from the vehicle side. It prevents folks in cars from handing cash out the window to beggars in locations such as Lancaster Drive and Mission Street...

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