Saturday, April 17, 2010


I just had an epiphany, the day that the new panhandling abatement law goes into effect in Arcata. What if, using the same guidelines for targeting nuisance or aggressive spanging, we fined those caught giving money, rather than those receiving it. The long term effect would be the same, corner campers and the like would give up because their business would go away. People who otherwise want to give would be directed to donate in the appropriate way, and the houseless would feel less targeted. Thoughts?

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