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Franklin to stop Contributor sales?

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FRANKLIN, TN (WSMV) -

People who live in Franklin got a chance Tuesday to voice their thoughts on whether or not sales of The Contributor newspaper should continue on sidewalks or in intersections.

The Contributor is a newspaper sold by the homeless, and proceeds from it go to homeless people.

The city of Brentwood recently approved an ordinance to keep vendors from selling to vehicle occupants from sidewalks.

Franklin citizens spoke their minds about the proposed rule at a meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Tuesday evening.

Speaker after speaker lectured city leaders on charity and homeless issues, but some business owners said Contributor vendors put themselves and drivers at risk.

City Administrator Eric Stuckey said rumors that the city would ban street vendor sales completely are not true.

No vote was taken on the issue Tuesday, and a final reading on the ordinance is set for February.

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