- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder officials have made changes to the city’s panhandling ordinance in an effort to bring it in line with a federal court ruling.

The Daily Camera reports (https://bit.ly/1hq1mAr ) city councilors on Tuesday removed provisions that restricted begging on the Pearl Street Mall and in the University Hill commercial district. Councilors also amended the definition of aggressive panhandling.

A judge ruled last week that parts of the Grand Junction panhandling ordinance were too broad and curbed constitutionally protected speech.

Boulder’s ordinance has changed to reflect the language in the ruling, and the portion pertaining to downtown and University Hill has been repealed.

People are still prohibited from using threatening, coercive or obscene conduct when asking for money.



Only five people in Boulder this year have been cited for aggressive panhandling.

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Information from: Daily Camera, https://www.dailycamera.com/

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