Montgomery City Council http://apr.org en Payday Lending Moratorium Extended In Montgomery http://apr.org/post/payday-lending-moratorium-extended-montgomery <p></p><p>The Montgomery City Council has extended a moratorium on issuing new business licenses for payday lending companies.</p><p>Council voted Tuesday to extend a 90-day moratorium by six months. Councilman Richard Bollinger said the extension would give city officials time to examine how the businesses impact Montgomery.</p><p>Bollinger says city leaders are looking to foster a diverse business climate, and are unsure of why payday lending businesses are concentrated in specific areas of the city.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:30:36 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 42698 at http://apr.org Payday Lending Moratorium Extended In Montgomery Police Ramping Up Patrols In Downtown Montgomery http://apr.org/post/police-ramping-patrols-downtown-montgomery <p></p><p></p><p>Montgomery Police say they're ramping up downtown patrols after complaints of underage drinking and other inappropriate conduct near the riverfront entertainment district.</p><p>Public Safety Director J. Christopher Murphy&nbsp;says officers will patrol the area on bicycles and marked patrol cars, and undercover officers will also canvass the area at night.</p><p>Montgomery City Council passed an ordinance last year to establish a downtown entertainment district and some say underage visitors have started bringing their own liquor and loitering in the area.</p> Sun, 07 Jul 2013 18:11:42 +0000 The Associated Press 33673 at http://apr.org Police Ramping Up Patrols In Downtown Montgomery