On Street Solicitation Enforcement


​Geographic Information Systems (GIS) was utilized while reviewing the On
Street Solicitation section of The Village Code of the Village of Elk
Grove Village to determine which lighted intersections throughout the
community permitted on street solicitation. Based on the current
specifications of The Code it was determined that there is only one
intersection where this is permitted. Having a map highlighting not
only the permissible solicitation location, but also other factors that
affect the permissible locations such as zoning and lighted
intersections gives Administrative staff a clear picture of the
situation at hand and a resource for Police staff to enforce the
regulation. GIS is a tool for them to consider all of the factors
pertaining to on street solicitation and decide if revisions need to be
made to their policy.