Responding to a Persuasive Prompt
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Read the prompt below and the accompanying information. Consider your position on the issue. Then respond to the prompt with a well-developed multiparagraph essay. You have 30 minutes to complete this assignment. Your assignment will be graded based on the Persuasive Prompt Grading Rubric. The rubric can be found in your Unit Resources. Prompt
For 15 years, Hollyfield Park has been a gathering place for skateboarders. But recently, the city council has decided to pass an ordinance banning the use of skateboards in all city parks.
Read two letters addressing the issue as well as a copy of the possible ban the city council will be voting on soon.
Amendment to the Regulation of Individual Conduct and Activity Skateboarding on Public Property
The City Council of Jerrytown hereby ordains:
Skateboarding on Public Property
1. No Person shall use a skateboard in any of the following areas: a. the area bounded by Smith Street, Broad Street, Ninth Avenue, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard; b. on public property unless use of a skateboard is authorized by the governmental agency, department, or commission responsible for such property; and c. on portions of private property where the owner of such private property has posted a notice indicating that skateboarding is prohibited on the property.
2. The parent of any child under the age of 18 years who violates this ordinance shall be also held in violation.
a. The penalty for a violation shall be a civil penalty of $300. b. An additional penalty for a violation...
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