Public meetings underway in Columbus to discuss horse and buggy ordinance

Public meetings underway in Columbus to discuss horse and buggy ordinance

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - There may soon be another sightseeing option in the Chattahoochee Valley.

Columbus city leaders are considering a horse and buggy ordinance.

Public meetings were held to allow the community to ask questions and voice their concerns on the ordinance. The first public meeting was held Monday, and another meeting took place at the Government Center Annex Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The city is researching and visiting popular tourist cities that often have horse and buggy rides, such as Savannah, New York, and New Orleans.

“We want to look at all the pros and all of the cons and we want to see how that would fit into Columbus," said Columbus City Manager Isaiah Hugley. "Once we’ve done all of that, we’re going to have more public meetings, more discussion, and then we will come to some conclusion that we could take to city council.”

There were mixed feelings from residens and Tuesday’s meeting. The city would like to hear more from the public and to know if the public is interested nor not in this ordinance.

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