Tuesday, August 13, 2013

City Council to Hear Third Reading of '10-10' Ordinance Today

Posted By on Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 10:45 AM

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The Boise City Council is set to hear the third—and potentially final—reading of ordinances 24-13 and 29-13, otherwise known as the 10-10 Ordinance, at its regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. The combined measures would allow people to drink alcohol in a section of Julia Davis Park, but only from opaque containers and only on Boise State University football game days.

In a memorandum brought to the Council by Boise Chief of Police Michael Masterson, the ordinance would have "No significant financial impact from expenditures" for the city, though some revenue would be lost from the 350-400 open container citations handed out annually.

For Masterson, the ordinance would direct alcohol consumption to controlled areas near the stadium and away from neighborhoods, and allow police officers to "to focus on enforcement of more pressing issues," he said.

In an upcoming story, Boise Weekly will explore the impact the 10-10 Ordinance might have on the city, Boise State and area businesses.

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