Council Passes Transient Merchant Ordinance On Second Read

Buffalo's City Council had the second reading of Ordinance No. 1382, dealing with transient merchants and special events in the city.

At a previous meeting, the council passed the Ordinance on first reading, but scheduled a public workshop where the public could provide input on the re-wording of the new Ordinance.
The meeting was held on March 14th.

City Attorney Ben Kirven, in response to the many issues brought up with the document during discussions at the previous meeting, explained the intent of the Ordinance.

Buffalo Chamber of Commerce Director Angela Fox, one of those concerned with the wording of the Ordinance, asked if the Ordinance before the council at this week's meeting was the revised edition that came from last month's public workshop.

Mayor Mike Johnson confirmed it was the revised Ordinance.

The council passed the Ordinance on second reading, and it will be up for its third and final reading at the council's April 19th meeting.