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City Council To Read Public Urination Ordinance Change
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City Council To Read Public Urination Ordinance Change

A revolutionary ordinance could separate the act of urinating in public from Lewd Conduct.

The first reading of the ordinance made tonight’s agenda at Spokane’s weekly city council meeting.

Lewd conduct historically encompasses sexual acts that the assistant city prosecutor, Paul Masiello, says are separate and distinct from urinating in public.

The ordinance change would separate the two charges leading to quickly resolved cases. Convictions would not have the social stigma associated with the sexual acts included in the charge of Lewd Conduct.

A violation of the ordinance would result in a misdemeanor.

City council will take action on the ordinance change tonight.

Online: Read the full city council agenda online. Click on October 31st under Current Packet Agendas. City council begins at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers, located at 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. in the bottom floor of City Hall. No public testimony will be taken during this reading of the ordinance. 

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