Conway looks at tighter peddling code

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Reports of threatening peddlers have the Conway City Council looking at its city code. The community has complained about peddlers becoming aggressive by disregarding requests to leave property, and even forcefully holding doors open with their feet as homeowners try to decline.

Conway Police asked city attorney Mike Murphy to look at updating the city's 50-year-old peddling code. He's drafted changes already for city council's review.

"Registration so that at least police know who's going to be in the neighborhood. The permit requires background information as far as prior convictions of certain offenses felonies, sex offenses things of that nature…badge requirement so that the public would have an i.d. and would know that these folks have gone through the permitting process," said Murphy.


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