Columbia Approves Off-Campus Crackdown

1 decade 2 years 9 months ago Tuesday, November 07 2006 Nov 7, 2006 Tuesday, November 07, 2006 12:39:42 PM CST November 07, 2006 in News
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COLUMBIA - Columbia city council unanimously approves two new laws cracking down not only on nuisance party hosts but also their landlords. The ordinances include tougher punishments for loud or rowdy social gatherings of ten or more people. They also define 16 nuisance activities, from drug dealing and prostitution to littering and blocking traffic. Violations can result in fines ranging from $500 to $4,000. The city also could shut down the property for as long as one year for repeated nuisance parties. One resident told city council that during several weekends a year she wishes that she lived somewhere else. Several University of Missouri students spoke against the measure, taking issue with the definition of a nuisance.

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