NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 09: A discarded panhandler's sign sits on the sidewalk in Times Square near Broadway and an empty theater district on October 9, 2020 in New York City. The Broadway League, a trade organization representing producers and theater owners, announced that performances in New York City will be suspended through May 30, of 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Broadway shows are one of New York City’s largest tourist attractions brining in an estimated $1.75 billion in ticket sales last year alone. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
This new rule would prohibit standing in the median of roadways in Lee County.
Lee County Commissioners voted unanimously on the ordinance on Tuesday. But it hasn’t been signed into law yet.
The county insists that the ordinance is not targeting panhandlers.
Kat Duesterhas, an Advocate for Housing First Lee County said, “I’m very concerned that this ordinance will be attacking panhandlers. A criminal justice response to somebody that’s food insecure, housing insecure potentially, is just a cruel and counterproductive strategy.”
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