Seattle City Council to take another look at panhandling bill

Seattle City Council to take another look at panhandling bill

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Seattle City Council to take another look at panhandling bill

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by KING Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on May 24, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Updated Monday, May 24 at 11:54 AM

SEATTLE - The Seattle City Council is going to take another look at its panhandling bill today. 

Last month the council passed the proposal designed to stop aggressive behavior while asking for money. But Mayor Mike McGinn promised to veto the proposal that comes with a $50 fine, saying it punishes the poor. 

Supporters say the bill will help people who live, work, and shop downtown.

At today's meeting, city council members will reconsider their 5-4 vote and the mayor's veto.

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