St. Pete passes 2 ordinances affecting the homelessTwo ordinances that place tighter restrictions on homeless people's actions -- and belongings -- in downtown St. Petersburg have been unanimously approved by the City Council.
The ordinances, which take effect Feb. 1, prohibit people from sleeping on public land during the day or leaving personal items along the public right of way, including sidewalks.
In separate action, the council approved a 90-day pilot program to pay for storage units at the St. Vincent de Paul shelter at a cost of $6,500. The units would be free for the homeless.
Read the St. Petersburg Times report here. And see previous posts here and here.