By Max R. Weller
See the report in the Daily Camera. Quoting from it below:
Boulder could restore jail time for some petty offenses, place more restrictions on where people can panhandle, issue exclusion orders for repeat offenders on the municipal campus and close off the Glen Huntington Bandshell in Central Park.
At a Boulder City Council study session Tuesday night on “social misbehavior,” council members expressed broad support for a suite of measures designed to make the municipal campus, Central Park and the Boulder Public Library less appealing to the people — many of them homeless — who hang out there all day and more accessible to the general public.
Council members didn’t take any votes, but they told City Attorney Tom Carr they support measures already under way to keep repeat offenders in jail longer if their offenses occur in “high-impact areas” like the Pearl Street Mall and the municipal campus.
Boulder police Chief Mark Beckner said officers already are noticing a difference with the policy, which was implemented at the beginning of the year. Defendants charged with crimes on the municipal campus aren’t showing up at their old hangout spots a few days later.