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Council begins move toward banning sleeping in bus stops

Sweet Home city councilors last week held the first reading of a new ordinance that would prohibit the use of bus shelters for any purpose other than waiting for a bus.

The council considered the proposed ordinance during its regular meeting on Jan. 14.

The Police Department and the director of Linn Shuttle brought the issue to the attention of the City Council in November, said Police Chief Jeff Lynn.

“The concerns center around the intended use of the public transit shelters that are throughout the community. The director wanted to ensure that the citizens that are using the public tr...