Stranahan Park

Locals gathered outside the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on November 29, 2014 to rally against the city's homeless feeding ordinance. (Source: CBS4)

Locals Rally Against Fort Lauderdale Homeless Feeding Ordinance

Locals gathered outside the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday to rally against the city’s homeless feeding ordinance.

11/29/2014

Arnold Abbott charged for breaking a new law in Fort Lauderdale that bans feeding the homeless in public. (Source: CBS4)

Fort Lauderdale Homeless Feeding Controversy Continues

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.

11/19/2014

November 14, 2014:  People against an ordinance involving feeding homeless in Fort Lauderdale remains heated.  (Source: CBS4)

Feeding The Homeless Controversy Remains Heated

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.

11/14/2014

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Attorneys Take Aim At Ft. Lauderdale’s Homeless Feeding Ordinance

Another day, another legal challenges to Fort Lauderdale’s new law restricting outdoor homeless feedings.

11/13/2014

November 7, 2014: A man is arrested for violating a Fort Lauderdale ordinance regarding feeding the homeless in public.  (Source: CBS4)

Another Crackdown For Violating Public Homeless Feeding Ordinance

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.

11/07/2014

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Fort Lauderdale Pushing To Clean Up Stranahan Park

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.

CBS4–07/03/2012

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Report: Cactus Being Used To Help Deal With Homeless

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.

CBS Miami–07/03/2012

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Lauderdale Commission Gives Thumbs Up To Panhandling Measure

Ft. Lauderdale’s city commission has taken the first step to give the bum’s rush to beggars in the city.

CBS4–04/18/2012

Panhandling Sign

Lauderdale Commission To Discuss Anti-Panhandling Measure

Street beggars in Fort Lauderdale may soon be banned from panhandling if the city agrees on Tuesday to enact tough new restrictions.

CBS4–04/03/2012

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Lauderdale Commission To Discuss Anti-Panhandling Measure

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.

CBS4–04/02/2012

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