FORT MYERS, Fla. - No saggy pants allowed? The city of Fort Myers is talking about a new ordinance
that would ban saggy pants and slacks. Councilman Johnny Streets is bringing up the issue.
No butts about it. Fort Myers visitors and residents are weighing in on a possible ban on droopy drawers.
According the city, Councilman Johnny Streets is bringing the issue before the public and before city council for the first time. "I'm all for it, man! That's disturbing!" said one resident.
David Gonzalez works downtown and says he's not opposed to making people pull up their pants. "There's a lot of families that come down. People don't want to see some of that stuff," Gonzalez said.
He does wonder how it would be enforced "The nightlife, I don't think you could. The daytime, we don't really get too much of that," he said.
The city clerks office tells WINK News currently there's only one city in the state that bans saggy pants: Opa-Locka.
Cocoa had a ban as well, but then repealed it because opponents argued it violated constitutional rights, and would bring on lawsuits against the city.
"There's obviously better things than to try and find some kid running around with his pants hanging down. I mean seriously? It's his clothes, not yours!" said Jasmine Wilson.
This was simply talked about Monday night. There was not a vote, or even a clear idea of what the penalties will be.