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City tackles panhandling

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High Five
Thursday, March 25, 2010

Portland will once again attempt to regulate panhandlers with what Mayor Sam Adams calls a comprehensive sidewalk management plan.

It is the city's third effort, after previous plans were declared unconstitutional.

This attempt aims to deal with all public sidewalk users -- including pedestrians, wheelchair users, those with dogs and people who have nowhere to go -- by carving out a protected zone in "high pedestrian traffic areas."...

The draft proposal calls for an 8-foot- or 6-foot-wide zone on public sidewalks downtown and in the Lloyd and Rose Quarter areas. The measurement would start at the edge of a storefront and go out from there. In these strips, people must be ready to move out of the way to accommodate others, especially those with disabilities.

Read the full story at OregonLive.com.

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