Updated at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday:
A proposal to restrict sales of street newspapers took its first step forward Tuesday night, although many members of the Metro Council wanted to quickly kill the measure. Vice Mayor David Briley, who oversees the council, cut off debate before it could begin. He reminded the room that the first reading of a bill has historically not been the time for discussion.
“It’s the rarest of occasion when this council pulls a bill off of first reading and votes it down,” Briley said.