Councilors urged to pass exclusion law


October 16, 2019

Members of the public last week urged the City Council to move forward with a plan to create a downtown exclusion zone, an “enhanced law enforcement area,” aimed at keeping repeat lawbreakers out of the area.

The City Council continued its discussion of the issue during its regular meeting on Oct. 8, about whether to pass an ordinance allowing police officers to exclude – or essentially trespass – persons who are repeatedly cited or arrested for various offenses from the downtown area.

Police Chief Jeff Lynn emphasized previous statements and provided additional informational abo...

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