Council Member Kevin Stinnett

The differing opinions about how Lexington should grow in the years ahead became evident in two close votes at City Hall Tuesday. 

As part of the government leaders made a key decision regarding the county’s comprehensive plan.

Lexington's full council will consider an ordinance intended to keep panhandlers out of busy streets and improve pedestrian safety. 

It would also expand restrictions on jaywalking.

Last year ten pedestrians were killed in Lexington, tying the most deadly year which was 2008.  The proposed law seeks to lower that number by extending limits on jaywalking to all streets and keeping people from standing on medians dividing major roads.