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GV Cleans Up Oridnances To Clean Up Behavior

The City of Grass Valley is changing some laws to give police a better chance at removing bad elements from the public parks. At a recent City Council meeting the police department presented the issue of repeat offenders causing problems at recreation facilities. Officer Brian Blakemore explains.

Listen to Officer Brian Blakemore

Blakemore says that exisiting ordinances say violators will be removed from the parks, but nothing more.

Listen to Officer Brian Blakemore

Officers end up chasing the problems from park to park.
The new proposed language bans violators from all parks for a defined period of time.

Listen to Officer Brian Blakemore

For each repeat offense, the length of exclusion is lengthened.
Council unanimously approved moving forward with the changes in the oridnances.

1 Comment

May 24, 2018

kevin garrity

This is an excellent move in a forward direction. Chief Gammelgard has definitely "taken the bull by the horns" to make our community safer. And, by the way, Brian Blakemore is a Sergeant.

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