"A law enforcement officer would have the authority to issue citations to those caught soliciting donations. A first offense would levy a $50 fine, a second $100, a third $200 and all additional citations would hit offenders with $400 fines. The officer could also opt not to deliver a citation and instead direct the panhandler to local services meant to assist the poor.
Those opposing a citation would run the risk of a county court imposing a maximum fine of $500. No violations of the measure would carry jail time."
PPD should just tear out the pink copy and throw it in the nearest trash can.
- If a guy is begging for quarters...is he gonna pay a $50 fine?
- Do you spend more money sending unpaid citations to collections?
- What address do you put on the citation if they are homeless... front doorway of Jewelers Trade?
- Who keeps track of all these citations?
- Is Pam Childers to bill the City for the clogged artery of uncollectible fines?