Civil liberties advocate takes issue with some provisions of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn's proposed rules for RNC protesters listen03/29/12 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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Yesterday Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced a proposal for a temporary ordinance during the week of the Republican National Convention in August. Buckhorn proposes what the city is calling a "Clean Zone" that covers about six square miles near downtown Tampa. Gatherings of more than 50 people will be required to apply for a permit for a demonstration lasting no longer than 60 minutes. But advocates for civil liberties are hitting back. We interviewed Mayor Buckhorn after yesterdayâ€™s newscast.
Former Tampa City Council member John Dingfelder is concerned about Buckhornâ€™s proposed temporary ordinance. Dingfelder is now with the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida.
Weâ€™ll bring you more from both of them on tomorrowâ€™s newscast at 4 in the afternoon. Tampa City Council will hold its first hearing on the proposal next Thursday.