Maplewood City Council will consider limits on protests at funerals when it meets this Tuesday evening 7:30 at City Hall.
A group from Westboro Baptist protested a Maplewood Richmond Heights High School production of the Laramie Project earlier this year, and the group has protested at funerals.
The council will also consider spending funds on data terminals for police vehicles and an auto repair shop on Sutton Boulevard.
Item no. 12 on the agenda would prohibit funeral protests within 300 feet within an hour before or an hour after a service. Creve Coeur, Clayton and Manchester recently have passed similar ordinances, and the St. Louis County Council is considering a countywide ordinance.
Item no. 13 is an ordinance that would approve spending $19,200 for six Panasonic Toughbooks that serve as mobile data terminals in Maplewood police vehicles. This bill is ready for the council's final vote.
Item no. 14 is an ordinance that would permit Matthew Wolfe to operate an automotive restoration/minor auto body and repair business including painting at 3235 Sutton Boulevard. All work would take place inside the building. This bill is ready for the council's final vote.
For other items, the full public notes on the meeting is included as a PDF.
Also in Patch:
- St. Louis County Reportedly Considers Funeral Protest Ban
- Westboro Baptist Church Picket Met with Counter-Rally of Hundreds at MRH
- MRH Will Respond to Westboro Baptist Church Picket