Fort Myers rejects
Church and civic groups can continue feeding the homeless in Fort Myers' parks — at least for now.
homeless feeding ordinance
Fort Myers City Council members scrapped a proposed ordinance that would have restricted food-sharing in public parks. Instead, they'll wait six months to vote again, giving lawyer Grant Alley time to present a more precise — and less litigious — policy.
Alley said he was bombarded by lawyers and advocates for the homeless who challenged the language in the proposed ordinance. He has invited them to help him rework the policy. At the same time, Alley said he's working with religious organizations that had protested the policy because it banned free assembly and worship.
Read the Fort Myers News-Press article here. And see previous posts here and here.