Over the last few months the Cedar Rapids Parks, Waterways and Recreation Commission has discussed a ban for city parks, trails and recreational venues including the city’s four golf courses. On Tuesday such a ban was approved by the Commission by a 9-0 vote. The ban now has to be approved by the City Council.
There is some good news as the original language called for a $100 fine and jail time while the final ban approval was reduced to a $50 fine and no jail time. But let’s face it, no ban would be best.
There is currently no set timetable for when the City Council might consider such a ban.