|Distracted driving ordinance rejected in BG|
|Written by By HAROLD BROWN/Sentinel City Editor|
|Monday, 06 August 2012 21:15|
Bowling Green City Council Monday night unanimously rejected a proposed distracted driving ordinance that had drawn heavy criticism.
Rather than withdraw it as had been announced, First Ward Council Member Daniel Gordon said he had been informed that process was not legal. Therefore, council give the ordinance a second and third reading and unanimously rejected it.
Council also spent an hour listening to several residents unhappy about the imminent demolition of the Bowling Green State University's Popular Culture House at 838 E. Wooster St.
The group was interested in any influence council might have to at least delay the plan while talks could proceed how moving the structure. Several council members suggested Mayor Richard Edwards use his close association with BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey to intercede. The mayor made no comment.
City Attorney Michael Marsh said the city has no historical preservation laws on the books and state law prohibits the city from doing anything about how state property is used. He said BGSU is under no obligation to seek a zoning change to build a health center on the 838 property and two adjacent properties that were leveled earlier this summer.
|Last Updated on Monday, 06 August 2012 21:36|
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