Aggressive Panhandling Bill Officially Toast

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee May 25, 2010

Tim Burgess's "aggressive solicitation" ordinance is officially dead after the council failed to override Mayor Mike McGinn's veto of the bill.

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With Councilman Richard Conlin absent, the council voted four to four in favor of overturning the veto. Six votes were needed. The vote was the same as last month's vote on the issue, in which City Council members Conlin, Tim Burgess, Sally Bagshaw, Sally Clark and Jean Godden had voted in favor of C.B. 116807, which would have allowed police to give $50 fines to aggressive beggars.

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