Panhandling ban passes Council on first read



no panhandling sign

A ban on all solicitation — even passively sitting with a sign asking for spare change — is likely to go into effect in the core downtown area on Dec. 2.

City Council passed a no panhandling/solicitation ordinance on first read last night. The vote was 8-1, with Councilor Val Snider casting the no vote.

More than a dozen people spoke on the issue, with many in support. Others said an all-out ban wasn't the right solution, but agreed panhandling was causing problems.

City Council will need to vote once more on the issue before it moves on to become law.

Comments (5)

Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

Add a comment

Clicky Quantcast