Ft. Lauderdale’s city commission has taken the first step to give the bum’s rush to beggars in the city.
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.
Miami-Dade’s Homeless Trust, behind schedule on a plan to install 1,000 meters where people can donate to the homeless as part of an anti-panhandling campaign, is counting on a recent vote by Miami commissioners to give the project a boost.
Panhandlers, road side vendors and those collecting for charity are no longer welcome at the major intersections of Miramar.
Homeless men and women have called Downtown Miami home for decades, but now that a renaissance of sorts is under, they will have to find a new place to gather.