10-11-18 city of fdl revising special events policy

The city of Fond du Lac is revising its special events policy after the deadly demonstrations in Charlottsville, Virginia a little more than a year ago.    Fond  du Lac city attorney Deb Hoffman says the events of that day have become the basis for multiple lawsuits pending in state and federal court.  Hoffman says the city has proposed a draft ordinance  designed to limit the city’s exposure to litigation and ensure a safe event for everyone.  Hoffman says the ordinance tries to strike a balance between  free speech rights and public safety.  She says the ordinance regulates special events, marches and public assemblies and the criteria for granting or denying the requested permit.