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News Release

Larimer County Proposed Panhandling Ordinance

Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: Oct 23, 2012

Contact Information:

CONTACT:Board of Larimer County Commissioners, (70-498-7010,
David Ayraud, County Attorney, 9790 – 498-7450,
FROM: Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager, (970) 498-7150


The Board of Larimer County Commissioners today approved the first reading of an ordinance relating to panhandling in unincorporated Larimer County.
The proposed ordinance is the result of concern from the Board of Commissioners that residents have experienced problems with aggressive panhandling, and disturbances and vandalism associated with panhandling.
“The ordinance will assist law enforcement in addressing the concerns raised by citizens and will be consistent with existing Fort Collins and Loveland ordinances regarding panhandling, which will reduce confusion,” said David Ayraud, Senior Larimer County Attorney and architect of the proposed ordinance.
The second reading of the proposed ordinance takes place on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 9am in the 2nd floor Commissioners Conference Room, 200 West Oak St., Fort Collins.
The proposed ordinance is located on the County’s web site at:, comments can be sent to the Board of County Commissioners at, or made at the second reading on December 4th.
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