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Canyon Commissioners to Repeal Cell Phone Law

On Monday, Canyon City Commissioners will consider approving a motion to repeal the City of Canyon's ban on the use of cell phones while driving.

According to an agenda posted for the meeting, Commissioners will have the opportunity to vote on an item to repeal the City's current cell phone ordinance. The vote will come as Canyon police have stopped enforcing the City's ordinance, in favor of a state law signed by Governor Greg Abbott during the 2017 legislative session.

Canyon city attorney Chuck Hester told Commissioners in a memo that the change in municipal ordinance should be approved due to the ordinance being "no longer necessary."

"It is my recommendation to adopt Ordinance No. avoid possible confusion and because it is no longer necessary," Hester wrote in the memo to commissioners.

Also during Monday's meeting, commissioners will consider approving the annexation of property of the expansion of the Canyon East Subdivision. A public forum for residents to offer feedback to commissioners will also be held.

The meeting will be held on Monday, December 4th in the Commission Chambers of Canyon City Hall  (301 16th Street, Canyon). The meeting is slated to begin at 5:30pm.

Photo by Star Local Media

Photo by Star Local Media

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