Arnold Abbott showed up at his weekly homeless feeding on Fort Lauderdale expecting his fourth citation for feeding the homeless since the controversy began. That didn’t happen. There was no confrontation with police and Abbot left without a citation.
The fight over feeding the homeless in Fort Lauderdale in public continued Friday as activists from the group Food Not Bombs gathered for its weekly feeding in Stranahan Park.
Another day, another legal challenges to Fort Lauderdale’s new law restricting outdoor homeless feedings.
The group Food Not Bombs claims it has been feeding the homeless for years at Stranahan Park in Fort Lauderdale. However, Friday, at least two of their volunteers were led out of the park in handcuffs after feeding the homeless.
Stranahan Park is Fort Lauderdale’s front porch, it’s the first thing you see as you enter the heart of downtown. It’s named after the city founders and is considered to be a serene tropical park. But just a few months ago, it was an eyesore.
The city of Fort Lauderdale has been trying to clean up the image of Stranahan Park for years, and now, they’re relying on a plant that could leave some feeling a little bit prickly.
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.
A plan to rid panhandlers from the city of Fort Lauderdale goes before city commissioners Tuesday.