In an effort to stop a popular clothing trend, sagging pants ordinances are becoming a common tool to combat what many think is a visual nuisance. But are the ordinances effective?
A month after approving a ban on sagging pants, the Columbus City Council voted 5-1 on Tuesday to implement the addition to the city’s indecent exposure ordinance. The new language was designed specifically to penalize those who wear their pants below the waist or hip. Commonly called the “sagging pants ordinance,” it was introduced by Ward 3 Councilman Charlie Box who said it was modeled after a similar ordinance in Tupelo.
The Old Highway 82 bridge project will once again be revisited the Columbus City Council. According to City Engineer Kevin Stafford, the board Tuesday will accept bids on the project. The board will vote to accept the lowest bid Tuesday night.
After months of adhering to a proverbial peace treaty, tensions again mounted and tempers flared Monday between Board President and District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders and District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks.
Saggy pants are a fad, a fashion craze. I think it’s crazy, but it’s an in-your-face expression of rebellion. I find it disgusting and highly offensive. I would like to carry a can of lighter fluid around to squirt on the seats of nasty underwear exposed to view, but unfortunately my right to be offended stops at everybody else’s nose.
The Columbus City Council Tuesday voted 4-2 to implement a new ordinance aimed at “sagging” or below-the-waist pants.
Let’s forget, for a moment, the challenges associated with enforcing a “saggy pants” ordinance. (Who wants to be the officer responsible for measuring — and documenting — how far a man’s pants hang below his waist?)
The Columbus City Council will consider on Tuesday a proposal from Ward 3 Councilman Charlie Box legislating “saggy” or below the waist pants.