Councilors OK bus shelter loitering ban


February 19, 2020

The Sweet Home City Council last week gave final approval to a new ordinance that bans the use of bus shelters for any other purpose than waiting for a bus.

The council voted 5-1 to approve the ordinance during its regular meeting on Feb. 11 following the third reading of the law. It will take effect March 12.

Under the ordinance, no one is allowed to remain in a bus shelter for more than two hours in a single 24-hour period. They are prohibited from placing objects on the seats or floor, inhibiting the use of the shelter; and people are prohibited from lying across the seats or floor of...

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