We are also very interested in the direction (which programs they support) of funds raised by such a parking meter program though!
Using old parking meters for collecting donations to defer money given to panhandlers to social services is not new.
Many communities have taken this approach, with some being very successful & creative at the same time!
Nashville comes to mind as a more recent effort where design contests were held & the community engaged productively to put together a program that would address the needs of the community.
Here is a quote from a recent article that just came across our daily reading alerts.
They are trying to mimic the success in San Diego & are willing to take it to the next level relating to the panhandling & homeless arrest rates there in San Luis Obispo.
They call for a follow-up approach to the high number of tickets that are in the “system” with the creation of a “homeless court”!
We have seen other communities that have accomplished great things &…
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