Ada City Council passes new fundraising ordinance

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ADA, OK -- The Ada City Council voted to allow non-profit groups to solicit donations on the streets.

According to City Attorney Frank Stout, the current ordinance did not allow any people or groups to be able to ask for donations along the side of the road.

After last night's approval, non-profit groups will be able solicit donations only after obtaining a permit.

Those non-profits will still have some rules to abide by.

Stout said, "Basically has a subsection that would allow non-profit organizations, have the ability to apply for a license once a year to be able to do that and it would only be at specific intersections, signaled intersections."

Stout says violators will face over $500 in ticket and court fees.

The ordinance passed 5 to 0.