Friday, January 11, 2008

St. Petersburg ordinances target the homeless

Two ordinances that would prohibit people from sleeping on public land during the day or leaving their personal items along the public right of way have won preliminary approval -- unanimously -- from the St. Petersburg City Council.

A public hearing on both ordinances will be held Jan. 24 before a final vote.

City officials also have approved a new no-begging zone that would ban panhandling in an area surrounding the bulk of downtown St. Pete's favorite destinations.

Read the St. Petersburg Times report here.


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