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Report: Proposed Snellville Ordinance Would Require Permit to Sell Girl Scout Cookies

Door-to-door solicitors would have to be permitted, as would local fundraisers.

Snellville, Ga., news
Snellville, Ga., news

A new ordinance proposed in Snellville that is aimed at making door-to-door solicitors accountable for their actions might also impact kids working on neighborhood fundraisers, according to a report.

WSB-TV reported the ordinance being considered by the Snellville City Council might also require Girl Scout cookie-sellers to be permitted.

The ordinance would require permits from the police department, as well as background checks in the application process, for anybody selling door-to-door in the city limits.

The proposal, still in its early stages, is geared toward keeping track of solicitors and reducing incidents, such as victimizing seniors.

Snellville spokesman Brian Arrington told WSB, “We want to make sure that those who are coming to sell something in our city, that we have a way to make them accountable and keep tabs on them.”

If the ordinance is passed sometime later this year, the parents of youth groups, like the Girl Scouts, would have to be registered.

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TOWG May 15, 2014 at 08:19 AM
This is a priority for our city government? Glad to hear they're all caught up on the other pressing issues in Snellville. This is another PR mess in the making.
laura May 15, 2014 at 02:41 PM
Not only does this city government have more to do than this - how do you think you are going to enforce it?? People will still walk the streets and ask for money. If you are going to do this, do it for all of the door to door solicitors - the church organization that is known for walking door to door to engage new members. Fortunately, most girl scouts do not sell door to door anymore except for in their own neighborhood and GSUSA does not encourage DtD selling.

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