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500 West Markham, Room 203
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone: (501) 371-4510
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Monday, May 24, 2010

No Knock Ordinance Announced

City of Little Rock, Office of Public Relations
Meg Matthews
371-4421 (0ffice)
804-4822 (cell)

Media Advisory

What: No Knock Ordinance Announced
When: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Mayor’s Office – 2nd Floor City Hall

Mayor Mark Stodola will announce his intention to introduce a “No Knock” ordinance at the City of Little Rock Board of Director’s agenda meeting on Tuesday. The “No Knock” ordinance will address the concerns of many Little Rock residents about door to door sales calls.

This proposed ordinance will allow citizens to be placed on a “No Knock” list which will be given to door to door solicitors notifying them to refrain from soliciting the occupants. The ordinance is conceptually fashioned after the national “Do Not Call” registry concept.

The proposed ordinance will also require the sellers to register with the City of Little Rock and wear a specific identification badge before they can begin knocking on doors. It is believed that this step will prohibit unwanted sales calls and will also help keep our neighborhoods safer.

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