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BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - The Bainbridge City council is proposing an ordinance that would prevent people from wearing their pants in a way that shows their underwear.
People have opposing opinions on the ruke that could lead to fines up to $1,000.
Sarah Griffin is the owner of The Junior Mall Convenience Store. She doesn't tolerate customers who wear their pants below the waist.
"Our policy at this store is if you come into this store with your buttocks exposed we ask you once to pull your pants up. We ask again, the third time we say we will not wait on you," she says.
Now, the city council may back her up. They're proposing what they're calling a "baggy pants ordinance" that will make it unlawful for any person in ANY public place, to wear pants below the waist in a way that shows their under garments.
And in Tuesday night's city council meeting, 100 percent were in favor of adopting it.
But what happens if you violate the ordinance? "If it follows typical patterns, first offense will be around $100. From there the fees will go up," said
By the third offense, fines COULD reach a maximum $1000.
Some people found that appalling. "I feel like if nobody bought my clothes, and I bought my clothes, they can't tell me how to wear them. That's how I feel."
"I think it's unnecessary. Because if you're going to give me a ticket for wearing my pants too low, what about other people's pants that are too tight? Too little? You should give them a ticket for that too."
"I just feel like these kids that are walking around exposing their underwear are just showing disrespect for themselves, their parents, peers, and community."
"I guess some folks just don't like how it looks, but you can't like how everybody dress."
The next city council meeting is on December 2nd, and a public hearing will be held for further discussion.
Until then, opinions will remain on BOTH sides of the waist line.
Two other Georgia cities have adopted similar ordinances, the closest one being Hawkinsville.