Exclusion idea has pluses, but it's tricky
October 16, 2019
We don’t entirely disagree with people who say downtown should be off-limits to people who make public nuisances of themselves there.
It’s tricky, though, as has become evident, to figure out how to do it.
We’re leery of cutting off citizen access to public areas, and we are in sympathy with some city councilors’ concerns on that front. We hear the concerns of those who are worried about pushing those who are chronic problems out of the downtown business area and into residential areas. We also hear those who say it would be difficult to enforce such a law.
So let’s take these...