A mayor in Georgia is taking a stand against the trend of sagging pants, signing a law into effect that will make it illegal.
The mayor of Dublin, Georgia, Phil Best, plans to sign an amendment to his city’s “indecent exposure” ordinance.
The new amendment will prohibit the wearing of pants or skirts “more than three inches below the top of the hips exposing the skin or undergarments.”
Speaking to CNN, mayor Best says violators could face charges ranging from $25 to $200 or court mandated community service.
“We’ve gotten several complaints from citizens saying the folks with britches down below their buttocks was offensive, and wasn’t there something we could do about it… we’d (rather) not fine anybody but we are prepared to.”
The amendment means council members put exposure due to baggy clothing in the same category as masturbation, fornication and urination in public places.