- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

GALLITZIN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania town has decided not to challenge a court ruling that overturned its ban on landlords renting to people convicted of a felony drug offense within the past seven years.

WITF-FM reports (https://bit.ly/2abW3TK ) Gallitzin officials met Wednesday for the first time since the ruling and decided not to appeal.

Former Councilman Roger Renninger, who voted for the measure while in office, says he thinks the law’s existence sent a message about the Cambria County borough’s stance on dealing drugs.

Two other communities, Sunbury and Mifflinburg, also have similar ordinances but it’s unclear whether they conflict with state law, which is why Gallitzin’s ordinance was struck down.

Borough Solicitor David Consiglio says he’s been instructed to craft a new ordinance dealing with the community’s drug issues.


Information from: WITF-FM, https://www.witf.org

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