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Officials said transients gathering for weekly meals create safety and sanitary problems for businesses.
Ings said that although the commissioners are casting the ordinance as a public-safety issue, it is really an issue of the city wanting to "cover up" the homeless problem.
Originally posted by iLoGiCViZiOnS
What is going on with America? Life is so hard right now for folks and now they want to jail the people who have the decency to lend a helping hand? What message are we sending to our children, that it is a crime to help feed those who are less fortunate then you?
Originally posted by lokdog
There's one sure way to change this and that is by voting. Vote the SOB's out off office and elect people with souls sounds like a good start to me.
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
Well, looks like I need three things.
A bus ticket to Florida, a sack full of sandwiches, and an overnight bag.
The Sentinel reported that about a dozen downtown residents and business owners spoke in favor of the rule. But more than three times that amount of people spoke against it. There were 45 speakers from various groups, including a formal declaration from the University of Central Florida's student senate, who opposed outlawing feeding homeless people. Mayor Buddy Dyer supported the ordinance. Read more: www.wesh.com...