Revised panhandling ordinance to be reviewed tonight

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The Grand Junction City Council is considering revisions to the panhandling ordinance proposed last month due to pressure from a lawsuit by the ACLU.

Although the City Council believes the ordinance is constitutional, the Council requested a revised ordinance that may address some of the claims made by the lawsuit.

The overall nature of the ordinance is not changed by the revisions.

Some of the revisions include clauses to enforce the ordinance on public property only, reduces the distance a panhandler must be from ATM's, and removes the restriction to being on or within 100 feet of any school or school grounds.

To view the entire revised ordinance, click the link to the right.