Valdosta looks to draft panhandling law - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Valdosta looks to draft panhandling law

March 20, 2008

Valdosta - Panhandling is becoming a noticeable problem but currently there are no laws on the books to keep them off the streets.

But Mayor John Fretti hopes to change that.

He says the City Council will begin looking into an ordinance that will address the growing number of panhandlers seen around the city.

He says whatever they pass will issue violations to panhandlers after several warnings as well as introduce them to outreach and social service programs available in the community.

"It achieves two results. One it would get them some help that they truly need and two it would get them out of the visual, overt areas that they are in and perhaps inconveniencing some of our citizens," Mayor Fretti says.

The panhandling initiative was laid out by city council in their annual retreat.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=panhandlinglaw

 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Thomasville is a foodie's paradise

    Thomasville is a foodie's paradise

    Thursday, April 26 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-04-26 15:22:21 GMT
    A spread of Southern favorites at SASS. (Source: WTXL)A spread of Southern favorites at SASS. (Source: WTXL)

    Thomasville has turned into a go-to destination for good food!  Over the past decade, the Rose City has seen more restaurants and cafes pop up.

    More >>

    Thomasville has turned into a go-to destination for good food!  Over the past decade, the Rose City has seen more restaurants and cafes pop up.

    More >>
  • Rose Show Festival to boost Thomasville's economy

    Rose Show Festival to boost Thomasville's economy

    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:44 AM EDT2018-04-26 10:44:59 GMT
    Downtown Thomasville could see a $1.4 million economic boost (Source: WALB)Downtown Thomasville could see a $1.4 million economic boost (Source: WALB)
    Downtown Thomasville could see a $1.4 million economic boost (Source: WALB)Downtown Thomasville could see a $1.4 million economic boost (Source: WALB)

    Over the next three days, the 97th Annual Thomasville Rose Show and Festival is expected to bring in over a million dollars. 

    More >>

    Over the next three days, the 97th Annual Thomasville Rose Show and Festival is expected to bring in over a million dollars. 

    More >>
  • New events blossom at the Rose Show Festival

    New events blossom at the Rose Show Festival

    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:41 AM EDT2018-04-26 10:41:50 GMT
    Festival-goers look observe a flower competition from a previous year (Source: WALB)Festival-goers look observe a flower competition from a previous year (Source: WALB)
    Festival-goers look observe a flower competition from a previous year (Source: WALB)Festival-goers look observe a flower competition from a previous year (Source: WALB)

    Starting Thursday evening, Thomasville will welcome 30,000 people over the next three days to enjoy its 97th Annual Thomasville Rose Show Festival.

    More >>

    Starting Thursday evening, Thomasville will welcome 30,000 people over the next three days to enjoy its 97th Annual Thomasville Rose Show Festival.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly