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Panhandling - New Ordinance

Nov 1, 2011 Council Meeting - Final vote of 4-0 (Gurney absent) to implement the new ordinance.

Oct 18, 2011 Council Meeting - The issue of panhandling in Sebastopol, in particular in regards to traffic safety, is discussed as an agenda item, with a proposal for a new ordinance. All 5 Council Members voted to adopt the new ordinance. A second reading will take place on November 1 (on the Consent Calendar), and the ordinance would take effect 30 days later.

You can also read more background on this issue in Sarah Gurney's column at the Gazette and in Jeff Weaver's column in the Sonoma West. And view the PD story after the Oct 18 vote.