A controversial proposed youth curfew in Five Points will be aired Tuesday for the first time to public comment.
Columbia City Council has scheduled a public hearing at 7 p.m. in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 1737 Main St.
Council has given tentative approval to a daily 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew for anyone 16 or younger. Children of those ages are banned from the 37-block area with few exceptions. Exceptions include that they work in Five Points, passing through during a school, church or civic event or have a signed release that they have parental permission to run an errand there.
Some civil rights organizations have said they might sue the city, arguing city leaders have not demonstrated that a curfew is justified.