Monday, January 21 2013 1:07 PM EST2013-01-21 18:07:51 GMT
The Contributor, a newspaper written by and sold by homeless and formerly homeless in Nashville, is celebrating its fifth anniversary.More >>
The Contributor, a newspaper written by and sold by homeless and formerly homeless, is celebrating its fifth anniversary, but one Nashville suburb has won a federal lawsuit that prevents their street vendors from selling to motorists.More >>
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) - Government leaders in Franklin are considering new restrictions on street sales, saying it's a matter of safety.
According to The Tennessean, the proposal that received initial approval this week would make it illegal for drivers on city streets to be handed items, such as a popular newspaper, The Contributor, which is sold by homeless people in the Nashville area.
The restrictions would even apply to children's lemonade stands, requiring they be set up in private driveways, not on sidewalks.
Nearby Brentwood, also in Williamson County, earlier passed a similar ordinance.
A federal judge upheld it this month when The Contributor challenged the ordinance.
Contributor attorney Irwin Venick said the paper is still exploring whether to appeal the decision in the Brentwood case. He declined comment on Franklin's proposal.
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