Aurora may tell residents to ignore panhandlers’ pleas
An Aurora panhandler disrupts traffic.Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman. (Aurora, Colo.) The Aurora City Council will discuss Monday launching an educational campaign to convince residents not to give money to panhandlers. Instead, the city encourages the philanthropic set to donate to charity.
Aurora residents question why city fails to enforce panhandling laws
(Aurora, Colo.) When Mayor Mike Coffman vowed to crack down on panhandlers last week, online commenters quickly noted Aurora already has laws regulating people asking for handouts.
Aurora mayor considers new regulations to limit panhandling
(Denver, Colo.) Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman wants to crack down on panhandling. "I'm concerned about the growing aggressiveness of some of the solicitations/panhandling on street corners, medians, and in the streets and I'm researching what other municipalities have done to address this issue from a safety perspective," Coffman said Tuesday morning in a Facebook post. The post showed a person disrupting traffic while asking for donations.
Dallas May Soon Fine People for Panhandling
Dallas City Council is considering fining those who are caught panhandling on the streets.RK/Unsplash. The city of Dallas is considering fining people for standing or walking in city streets asking for money or food. According to Dallas News, the City Council is set to consider a proposal next week that would ban pedestrians from being on traffic medians that are less than 6 feet wide, in a road without medians or other areas of the streets including bike lanes.
Panhandling is a profession
We are in the Great Resignation during a pandemic. People across the United States are jobless for various reasons. Mostly in many traditional industries, such as retail, manufacturing and hospitality. Apparently, there is a semi-new business in the Capital District that is flush with employees. This trade is panhandling. Panhandlers, solicitors and beggars are their titles. Normally, you would see and experience begging in person on the city streets. This industry like others has pivoted and now you will experience it in your car, at an exit or high traffic area.
Denver adds new panhandling rules in 'ghost gun' bill
Passively holding a sign asking for donations still would be permissible under Denver's new panhandling rules.Matt Collamer/Unsplash. (Denver, Colo.) Buried deep inside a comprehensive gun control bill that Denver is set to approve next week, the city targets panhandlers and people who disturb the peace. Both groups primarily tend to be homeless.