This Day In History: 1967-02-09
The Township Committee moved to repeal the controversial ordinance adopted by the Democratic Administration in 1966 to control the activities of peddlers and solicitors. The American Civil Liberties had been threatening to sue because of the provision in the ordinance charging a $15 fee for the right to distribute handbills. The Union contended that this was an unconstitutional infringement of free speech. A public hearing on the new ordinance which removed the controversial fee was scheduled for March 9th.