New ordinance allows police to ban smelly people from city buildings

by: Deborah Horne Updated:

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The city of Burien is raising a stink over people who smell bad.

Last month, the city passed a new “trespassing ordinance” that bans a variety of behaviors, including hostile language, not enough clothes covering the body and bodily hygiene or scent in public places including parks, the King County Library, even Burien City Hall.

The law allows Burien Police to bar the offender from the public space for up to a year.

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