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Nov 15, 2012 12:31 AM by Siera Santos

Colorado Springs poised to limit panhandling

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Springs is poised to outlaw panhandling in a 12-square block of downtown.

The Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/TYMHNX ) the City Council gave preliminary approval Tuesday to an ordinance to outlaw various forms of solicitation downtown. The measure is scheduled to receive final approval Nov. 27.

Police Chief Pete Carey says violators will get warnings at first but will be issued a summons for a second violation.

The council also has modified an ordinance so that no soliciting can occur within 20 feet of building entrances, instead of the current six feet. In a separate vote, the council banned soliciting along state highways.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

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