- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Greeley is working on changes to its ordinance meant to curb aggressive panhandling after conversations with Colorado’s branch of the American Civil Liberties Union.

The Tribune of Greeley reports (https://bit.ly/1Nw8iJa ) that city attorney Doug Marek has agreed to work with the ACLU on a new draft of the law and has instructed police to stop enforcing contentious parts of the ordinance.

The law bans aggressive behavior like blocking sidewalks, interrupting traffic and touching someone without consent. But the contentious part of the law comes with how panhandling is defined. As it is written now, you cannot make any immediate request or plea for anything, which critics say is too vague.

The ACLU has been challenging similar laws across the state, including Telluride, Fort Collins, Durango, Colorado Springs and Grand Junction.


Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, https://greeleytribune.com

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