On Wednesday night in a 5-3 vote, the City Council approved a policy prohibiting the throwing of candy or other items by parade participants. However, they would still be allowed to walk along the parade route and hand items to people.
"We're not trying to be the buzz-kill on anything here. We're just trying to put a little common sense into it, which seems to be lacking at times around here," Councilman Grant Wehrli said. "Just don't bean people with candies and don't throw them in the middle of the street so they don't come running out and get hit by a car."
Is this a sensible precaution, or is it another example of the nanny state taking over? Does this change the parade experience?