Fayetteville City Council Makes Ordinance Decision After 10 Hour Meeting

Published 08/20 2014 06:03PM

Updated 08/20 2014 06:04PM

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - In a meeting wrapping up around 3:30 Wednesday morning and lasting almost 10 hours, the Fayetteville City Council approved Civil Rights Ordinance 119.

The ordinance amends Fayetteville's code to protect the civil rights of citizens and visitors and will create a civil rights administrator position for the city.

Chapter 119 has been a hot button issue since its first reading in July as dozens came to each of the two readings to voice concern to city leaders.

"I think it was a real great, public discussion, and everybody was heard. When I come back on Monday, I'm sitting down with the staff and we'll figure out how we're going to implement the civil rights administrator," said Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan.

Ordinance 119 goes into effect in 31 days.

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