Task force hosts information session on proposed drinking ordinance in Eau Claire

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Eau Claire (WQOW) — The public has been invited to learn more about a proposed ordinance aimed at curbing public intoxication.

Members of the Neighborhood Safety and Relations Task Force will be sharing information about the Public Excessive Intoxication and Community Nuisance Ordinance, at 7 p.m. at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.

Right now, there is no public intoxication ordinance for Eau Claire, but this proposal would make it illegal for people to drink on someone’s property without their permission, be visibly intoxicated on public sidewalks and streets, and to have indoor items, like tables or couches, on your front lawn.

“We do have some significant issues,” said Lieske Giese, director of the Eau Claire City-County Health Department. “This ordinance will be one of, again, the tools that should help us, it’s not going to be a magic solution though, there’s a lot of work that needs to be done to really turn the corner on some of the unhealthy and unsafe things that happen because of alcohol and drug use.”

The Eau Claire City Council will host a public session next Monday and will take up the ordinance at its meeting next Tuesday.

 

Samantha Wensel

Samantha Wensel

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