Less is not more in shore town Asbury Park, New Jersey!
A ban on bathing suits was set into place over 40 years ago in Monmouth County, New Jersey, and now ex-councilwoman, Louise Murray wants to uphold the prohibition.
According to the ordinance that was passed in 1958:
"No person clad in bathing attire shall be on the boardwalk or the public sidewalks adjacent thereto."
During the days of the 1980s and 90s, the city's boardwalk fell on hard times, but now it's lined with fancy stores and posh eateries.
So this can only mean one thing, no shirts, no shoes, no BATHING SUITS, no service, unless you want a beefy ticket!
Last week Louise asked the city council to begin implementing the rule which will result in fines up to $2,000, 90 days in jail, and community service if it's not followed.
Murray expressed her feelings about semi-nudity on the boardwalk:
“Do you really want to be sitting in a restaurant and seeing somebody come up half-dressed? We all can’t be Sports Illustrated and we all can’t be GQ’s. I had my day, the window’s obviously closed, but even at my best day I never walked in a bar in a bathing suit.”
Just because the former councilwoman doesn't want to show off her beach bod, it doesn't mean everyone else feels the same way, right?
The good news is, the law has not been officially reinforced, but is currently being addressed by officials.
Councilman Kevin Sanders is against the rule:
“That’s additional man hours. With the state cutting back and the city cutting back, that raises taxes. So I’m gonna have people riding around on bikes looking, checking swimsuits? No."
You tell 'em Sanders!
If the law does get set into place again, you know what that means:
No more fun in the sun for anyone, EVER AGAIN, unless you're fully clothed, of course!
[Image via Asbury Park's Facebook.]
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