|Published:||Aug 20, 2012 12:46 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 20, 2012 6:16 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- The city of Fort Myers is re-visiting the idea of tightening up curfew hours for teens under the age of 18. The city council is going to gather public input at a hearing Monday night.
The proposal the council is debating would bump the curfew up by two hours during the week and one hour during the weekends and holidays. The proposal would make it illegal for teens under 18 to be out after 9:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, when it used to be 11:00 p.m. It would move the hours up from midnight to 11:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and legal holidays.
City councilman Johnny Streets has been a major supporter of bumping up the curfew times, after juveniles have been involved in several late night crimes throughout Fort Myers.
The goal is to keep teens off the streets, and out of trouble.
The public hearing is set to begin around 5:15 p.m. on Monday.