June 1

Sign of the Times: Increased Municipal Regulation of Panhandling

By Maureen Juran The Landscape: As we emerge from the Great Recession, a vestige remains evident on street corners and sidewalks throughout the state. When panhandlers stand on street corners and medians, municipalities become  understandably concerned with issues such as motorist distractions, traffic disruptions, blockage of pedestrian paths and harassment of pedestrians, as well as.

February 1

Municipal Code Tune Up Time-Personal Use

By Maureen Juran Many, if not most, municipalities have prohibitions in their municipal codes against possession of small amounts of marijuana and/or drug paraphernalia. These are relatively common municipal ordinance citations written into the municipal court. Of particular importance to law enforcement, Amendment 64 changes existing Colorado law regarding personal use or possession of marijuana.