by Ryan Burns
Among other, seemingly redundant prohibitions, the ordinance outlaws all of the following on courthouse grounds:
You can download the draft ordinance -- along with a whole bunch of written complaints compiled by county staff -- here. One highlight (lowlight?): A letter-writer addresses defecation in the bushes across the street from the courthouse thusly: "Sorry to say, some of us actually witnessed the commencement of the unmentionable deed this morning (not as entertaining as you would expect)."
Another witness to such an event used more colloquial terms: "There was a scruffy guy squatting and emptying his bowels -- and I could see his junk."
Feel free to, uh, deposit your opinions on the ordinance below.