Saturday, July 17, 2010

No drop in the bucket: County urges
motorists not to help panhandlers

Motorists shouldn't give to panhandlers, they should donate to charity instead, Palm Beach County commissioners agree.

The commission hopes to spread that message by launching a public awareness campaign designed to curb the number of panhandlers asking for cash at the county's busiest intersections.

Commissioners stopped short of an all out ban on panhandling, saying the awareness campaign would be a cheaper alternative. It costs the sheriff's office $130 a day to house a panhandler at the county's jail.

Commissioners also asked the county attorney's office to begin working on rules that would prohibit aggressive panhandling on county roadways.

Read the Palm Beach Post report here.


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