It's not anything new to Gainesville, panhandling, but a City Ordinance could put a stop to it citywide. Panhandling would be eliminated in the road medians, in the right of way alongside roads, and panhandlers would not be allowed to receive any money from people in their cars.
The ordinance would not just affect homeless people, it would also affect legitimate organizations that are out there trying to raise funds for their local organizations.
City leaders say the ordinance will be presented to the City Commission at the first city meeting in June and could go into immediate effect.
By Nathalie Pozo, WCJB TV20 News
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