Pickets in Sandy no longer have to hang back during a demonstration.
The Sandy City Council voted 5-2 on Tuesday to drop a ban on protesters assembling within 100 feet of the property line of their target's home. The decision reversed a Sept. 24 council vote that approved an ordinance requiring a buffer zone. Councilmen Chris McCandless and Dennis Tenney cast the dissenting votes.
The earlier council discussion noted that Sandy residents had experienced targeted picketing. One incident occurred in June outside the residence of PacifiCorp President and CEO Micheal Dunn and his wife, Krista, by union coal miners protesting proposed changes in safety provisions at Deer Creek mine in Emery County.