Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Atlanta City Council’s Public Safety and Legal Administration Committee to
discuss ordinance designed to stem prostitution
in the city
– The Atlanta City Council’s Public Safety and Legal Administration
Committee will hold a work session roundtable discussion on proposed Ordinance
13-O-0025 – legislation designed to stem prostitution in the city.
Public Safety and Legal Administration work session has been scheduled to allow
more discussion and to provide other members of the Atlanta City Council and
social service providers an opportunity to offer their input.
work session will take place at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2013 in Council
Committee Room No. 2, Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue S.W.
legislation is a response to concerns brought to the Atlanta Police Department
by communities dealing with street level prostitution and the myriad crimes that
on annual statistics, Atlanta police would target specific geographical areas
where prostitution has a high frequency.
first offense would result in a mandatory 180 day sentence, of which 165 days
can be served on probation with the special condition of banishment from
pre-determined areas of prostitution. The probation term can also, with the
recommendation of the City Solicitor and at the discretion of the judge, include
referral to a diversionary program.
second conviction would result in a mandatory 180 day sentence, of which 120
days can be served on probation with the special condition of banishment from
the pre-determined area of prostitution. As with the first conviction, the
probation term can include referral to a diversionary program.
and subsequent convictions would result in a mandatory 180 days to be served in
the City jail.
about the proposal
legislation was submitted by the Atlanta Police Department;
is based on a similar law in Seattle, Washington;
For more information on the proposed ordinance, contact Carlos Campos, Atlanta Police Department at 404-546-4212