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City Council Holds Public Hearing on Panhandling Ordinance

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MISSOULA -

Members of the public will have the chance to share their thoughts on Missoula's panhandling ordinance at a public hearing.

In an attempt to avoid a lawsuit, the Missoula City Council is reconsidering the recently passed ordinance on aggressive panhandling.

The ACLU of Idaho recently sued the city of Boise over its panhandling ordinance, and a federal judge ruled in favor of the ACLU.

ACLU attorneys said Missoula's ordinance on solicitation and panhandling violates first amendment rights and unfairly targets the homeless community.

Now, council members will consider changing the law.

The public hearing takes place Monday at 7 p.m. in council chambers.

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