How Chief Dyer Torpedoed Panhandling Ordinance

Police Chief Jerry Dyer sank a city council proposal Thursday that supporters said was focused on public safety, but opponents criticized as a mean-spirited attack on the poor. After three and a half hours of public comments, council debate, catcalls, and r...
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Can City Ordinance “STOP” Panhandling?

UPDATE, 3/20/2019: Councilmembers Miguel Arias, Esmeralda Soria and Nelson Esparza formally announced their opposition to the ordinance written about below. They are holding news conference Wednesday (March 20)...