Residents voice support for proposed public intoxication ordinance in Eau Claire

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Eau Claire (WQOW) – The Eau Claire City Council held a hearing on the proposed public intoxication ordinance on Monday.

The ordinance makes it illegal to openly drink on other people’s property without permission, be visibly intoxicated on city streets or sidewalks or have indoor furniture on front lawns.

During their presentation, members from the Neighborhood Safety and Relations Task Force said the ordinance will benefit all citizens in Eau Claire, and help curb the binge drinking culture in the city.

“It’s not a safe community, it’s not a safe culture. It just doesn’t promote safety and things like that. So I think that if we all buy into it, we all buy into this ordinance we can promote a safer culture,” Branden Yates, UW-Eau Claire Student Body President, told News 18.

Breaking the ordinance can result in a ticket that may be dismissed after attending classes. The city council will vote on the ordinance at its meeting on Tuesday.

Justin Esterly

Justin Esterly

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