Thursday, February 19, 2009

Fort Lauderdale takes on
the homeless feeding issue -- again

Trying to balance aiding the homeless against resident complaints about their behavior, Fort Lauderdale commissioners have decided to research potential new spots for a homeless feeding site.

The City Commission did not take a formal vote, but generally agreed to direct staff to look at city parking lots as potential sites to allow church groups and volunteers to feed the homeless.

Several groups feed the homeless at Stranahan Park in front of the main library downtown. But that highly visible site has led to concerns among some city officials and others who say that some homeless individuals urinate and defecate in the park.

The city must tread carefully as it tries to relocate the feedings.

The city lost a lawsuit several years ago when it attempted to halt such feedings on the beach.

Read the Miami Herald report here.


At 2:36 PM, Anonymous Ethelbert said...

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