Small but Significant Changes to Gainesville's Outdoor Burning Law
Small but specific changes to a Gainesville burning ordinance were given the go ahead quickly and with little fanfare by commissioners Thursday night. 8 months after the Dove World Outreach Center threatened to burn the Koran outside. City leaders said the changes to the city's open and outdoor burning laws are based on a scenario few could have predicted.
"We talked about what if he (Terry Jones) actually did light a book on fire what could we do and I think it was a very small civil penalty. It wasn't really designed to respond to the situation at hand," said commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa.
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