Council approves annual public reading of Bill of Rights

Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2001

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Fairbanks City Council has approved a public display and annual recital of the Bill of Rights.

The council passed a resolution Monday requiring that the Bill of Rights be posted in city buildings and recited once a year by the mayor of Fairbanks.

The resolution, introduced by Councilman Bob Boko, originally called for the Bill of Rights to be incorporated into the local school curriculum, read aloud each year by government officials, including the governor, and conspicuously posted in all public buildings.

The original version raised questions about the ultimate purpose of passing a resolution that would require the cooperation of both higher government and the school board, and was thus largely unenforceable by the city.

The amended version passed unanimously.

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