There were dropped pants at the Leesville City Council meeting. The council decided Monday to drop discussion on an ordinance that, if put in place, would ban saggy pants from being worn in public. Councilman Danny Dowd said this would give more time for city officials to consider the matter.

There were dropped pants at the Leesville City Council meeting.

The council decided Monday to drop discussion on an ordinance that, if put in place, would ban saggy pants from being worn in public. Councilman Danny Dowd said this would give more time for city officials to consider the matter.

“So we can see if this is what we want to do or not,” he said.

Although the item had been removed from the agenda, council members had to address the matter further to answer the questions of a few people who came to the meeting to discuss the topic. They wondered where they stood.

Councilman Tony Shapkoff said the city needs more time. He was not present at the previous council meeting, where the matter was previously discussed.

“My opinion is that we need to study Alexandria’s policy very carefully and see how they’ve done theirs,” he said.

Dowd added that the city will look at the ordinance to see if they even want to forward with it.

“If we don’t want to go forward, it’s dead in the water,” he said.

Rev. Joseph L. Garner, speaking at the meeting, expressed his opposition to the proposed ordinance, but said he would hold his comments until it returns to the council. He had previously provided a letter to the council members, and shared its contents with the Leesville Daily Leader.