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Albany commissioner pushes for stronger solicitation ordinance

An Albany city commissioner continues to push for a stronger no soliciting ordinance

Tuesday, commissioners discussed options on how to let peddlers know they're not wanted. Commissioner Roger Marietta sees it as a big problem for residents and local businesses he says are being hurt by businesses that might not be legitimate.

He wants to add teeth to the current ordinance. Commissioners discussed using stickers on property or using a no call list through 311 to identify folks who do not want to be contacted.

They also discussed reducing hours when solicitors could operate and sending violators to municipal court.

"The continued violation of people's trust is being violated as we debate this issue, I wanted to get it over with but I guess I just need to be more patient," said Marietta.

Marietta hopes the commission will make a decision at their next meeting.

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