Suthers wants no sitting, lying on sidewalks and planters in downtown Colorado Springs
City officials are working on an ordinance, at Mayor John Suthers' behest, to ban people from sitting or lying on sidewalks, planters or anywhere else not specifically designed to be sat upon downtown and in Old Colorado City. "I don't see this as a civil rights or human rights issue," Suthers said Wednesday. "No one ought to be able to lay on the sidewalk. We ought to make our sidewalks safe for passage so people don't feel obstructed or harassed.