City Council President Lovely Warren says the council won't be taking a vote tonight on a Drug Free Zone proposal from Councilman Adam McFadden, because it needs more study.
McFadden -- who heads council's Public Safety Committee -- said he'll be contacting neighborhood associations across the city and will schedule public meetings to do just that.
McFadden's plan is based on one being used in Washington, DC to fight open-air drug markets. The DC law allows police to designate a drug free zone anywhere there are high numbers of drug-related crimes. For 10 days, it becomes illegal for two or more people to congregate in a public space in a drug-free zone. Police can freely stop and question them to see if they're dealing drugs.