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City expulsion ordinance gets council vote


November 20, 2019

The Sweet Home City Council held the first reading of its downtown expulsion ordinance last week.

During its regular meeting on Nov. 12 the council voted 5-1 to move the proposed “Enhanced Law Enforcement Area” to a first reading. The council will likely hold a second reading at its next regular meeting, at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 26.

After a third reading at its Dec. 10 meeting, the council may choose to approve the new ordinance, which would take effect 30 days later.

The intent of the ordinance is to attempt to address frustrations over illegal activity repeatedly occurring downtown, sai...

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