Beggars on Yakima city streets might have to think about getting a job after the city Public Safety Committee Friday approved a number of restrictions to be considered by the full city council in the near future.
The Yakima City Legal department is now reviewing comments made at the Yakima City Council meeting last night concerning panhandling. The city is considering enacting an ordinance that would restrict begging on city streets...
On Sunday the Yakima Herald Republic ran a brief story about me being off air during the primary election period and possibly beyond. There really wasn't anything new to the article but it did resurrect the idea of fairness which opened the door to comment - like the one shown below. I think my response there paints a pretty good picture of whats going on and what I think about it. So we are reprinting it here. I encourage your comments.
What can the city of Yakima do to control panhandling on street corners? City Attorney Jeff Cutter says he is looking closely at what others cities are doing and getting ready for a June 18 public hearing in Yakima to talk about the issue.
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