Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Some folks are determined
to feed Fort Myers' homeless

A Fort Myers councilman and a group of human-service agencies and volunteers are pitching a plan they hope will kill a proposed ordinance restricting the feeding of the homeless in public parks.

The issue has been gnawing at Councilman Warren Wright, who worries the city is courting the rich while shunning the poor.

Together, these activists have come up with a plan they hope will not only stave off the ordinance, but provide better services to the needy. They want to move the informal, open-air feedings into the soup kitchen and Salvation Army -- which already provide the majority of meals for the hungry and homeless. Directors say assistance from church and community groups could help expand the number of meals they offer.

The issue goes back before the council March 19.

Read the Fort Myers News-Press story here. And see previous post here.


At 7:11 PM, Blogger Vox Populi said...

wow, he was the last one I would have picked if you notice the names are not there, you have to click.
Either you cannot tell a book by it's cover(i know that) or he has a hidden agenda and I hope it's the first !!!
I deeply respect and appreciate your drive to help others. I am very sad to see Ft. Myers become so much like Tampa and ST Pete. It used to be a pretty cool place.

At 8:27 AM, Blogger Jacqueline Dowd said...

I grew up on St. Pete Beach, back in the days when the tallest building on the island was the bank on Corey Avenue ... well, no, I guess the Don was taller, but it was vacant for a long while.

For a long time, Fort Myers has reminded me of what St. Pete used to be. I guess it's finally catching up.


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