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  •  That move in FL was a political one, (1+ / 0-)
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    Oh Mary Oh

    purely designed to put a stop to homeless people getting fed in a very visible, fairly high usage park on a lake.  Getting a permit wasn't even about trying to get the city some money. Just an attempt to make the homeless less visible in a town always concerned with the appearance of safety and cleanliness and on and on, for tourist dollars.

    Initially, it was like a mini-OWS in the sense that the people feeding the hungry/poor/homeless were surprised and dismayed to learn that they could be told what to do and not to do in a public park. But the permit thing proved impractical for multiple reasons, and the thing went to court, and I swear that issue has been going on close to ten years now.

    The goal (from local gov't POV) is to move the feeding stations into less visible neighborhoods. Translate that as poorer, and much less safe areas. Neither the hungry nor those trying to get them a sandwich a day are excited about that idea.

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