Ft. Lauderdale Homeless
Arnold Abbott has been giving to the homeless of Fort Lauderdale for decades. Well on Christmas Eve the “chef” is being given a little present of his own.
A temporary truce has been declared in the “on again-off again” feued between the City of Ft. Lauderdale and groups which want to feed the homeless outside the parameters of the city’s law.
A chef at the center of Broward’s homeless feeding feud was in court Wednesday for his arraignment. Arnold Abbott, 90, has been cited several times by Ft. Lauderdale police for feeding the homeless on the beach.
On any given night more than 800 people sleep on the streets of Broward County, more than half of them in neighborhoods bordering downtown Ft. Lauderdale, according to the Salvation Army of Broward County.
Street beggars in Fort Lauderdale may soon be banned from panhandling if the city agrees on Tuesday to enact tough new restrictions.
Ft. Lauderdale will take the first step this week towards a ban on begging throughout the city. On Tuesday, city commissioners will begin discussion on a proposal which would bar panhandling at city parks, parking garages and near ATMs and cafes.