Well not feeding people didn't make them go away... maybe a panhandling ordinance will do the trick.
clipped from www.arcata-alive.com
It’s a hot topic in city council right now, is begging free speech? Should an ordinance be passed to deal with the problem? Rumor has it after all that Micheal Winkler has been panhandled at a bus stop before. (Imagine not being able to ride the bus without having to confront poverty in the community.)