Feeding the homeless dispute
Orlando's proposed restrictions on "large group feedings" was headed for a City Council vote on July 10, but it doesn't appear on the agenda.
off Orlando's agenda?
At least I don't see it. You can find the agenda here, and if you see the ordinance -- it was listed last time as a amendment to Chapter 18A of the City Code -- please let us all know.
See previous posts about the proposed ordinance here and here.
And check out the post at A Spider's Web in Thorton Park.*
Update: Food Not Bombs reports that the City Of Orlando is redrafting the proposed ordinance, apparently significantly enough that the approval process will have to start anew. That means the final vote may not come until August.
Food Not Bombs says phone calls, faxes and e-mails from concerned citizens may have played a role in causing the city to reassess the proposed ordinance. The group urges people to express opposition to any ordinance that would stop regular sharings of food in city parks without paid permits.
* Thornton Park is the next neighborhood over from where I live in Eola Heights. I figure the Spider is within walking distance, yet here I am posting on the World Wide Web. Feels a little weird.