Council gives moritorium 2nd reading approval

The Ames City Council gave second-reading approval Tuesday to a six-month moritorium on new rental permits.  The move buys the council time to handle changes in state law that no longer allow cities to regulate rental occupancy based on family status. Interim City Attorney Mark Lambert says Colonial Village, a seventh near-Campustown neighborhood, wants to be part of the moritoruim. Lambert asked the council to consider extending the moritorum to the end of April to accomodate the process of getting it passed. The council will give the mortitorum a third reading at it's meeting on the 24th.  It will take effect as soon as it's published--possibly after October 27th.

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