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Mon., April 8, 2013, 2:30 p.m.

Fundraising on Post Falls streets may get the boot

POST FALLS - Fundraising on city streets in Post Falls could get the boot.The Post Falls City Council will consider banning fundraising in city rights of way during a workshop on April 16 at 5 p.m. before the regular meeting. City staff has proposed such a law due to safety concerns. It has been bantered for several years.

"The Police Department and Engineering and Street divisions have felt for years that the roadway is for vehicle traffic (and not fundraising)," said Terry Werner, the city's public works director.

Fire agencies across the country, including in Kootenai County, have held their annual successful summertime Fill the Boot fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in which off-duty firefighters man street corners and straddle medians of busy intersections to solicit funds from motorists with their fire boots.

Post Falls last year denied Kootenai County Fire and Rescue's request to hold the event in city streets. More.  Brian Walker, Cda Press

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.