Stories tagged with: PANHANDLING

June 23, 2014 - 8:57pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

Zanesville City Council's ordinance regarding panhandling and enterprise solicitation has been passed.

After taking up the ordinance which had been tabled at the last meeting, Council approved an amendment to allow 501(c)(3) organizations to apply for a permit to solicit in the right of way if approved by the public safety director. All others caught soliciting funds on public property would be in violation of the law.

"We have quite a few service groups within the city who...

June 18, 2014 - 9:12pm
4 weeks 6 days ago

With the issue of panhandling becoming more and more prominent over the last couple of years, the city of Zanesville and City Council have drafted an ordinance to help regulate soliciting in city right of ways.

Andrew Roberts, Zanesville City Councilman, Sixth Ward stated that the issue was put into place not only for regulating the solicitations, but also to address public safety concerns.

"A couple of the things that were mentioned were both the age and training of the...

April 7, 2014 - 7:30pm
15 weeks 1 day ago

The city of Zanesville has plans to ban panhandling.

During Monday's public safety committee meeting at city hall, the committee openly discussed the issue of soliciting near the city's entryways, and voted to draft an ordinance to address the panhandling problem in Zanesville. Numerous members of the committee, including chairman Andrew Roberts, said the city's main concern is about safety and "not about stopping assistance" to those less fortunate...

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