Lufkin city council unanimously approves ban on panhandling
POSTED: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 5:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 5:14am
Lufkin — The Lufkin City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the final reading of an ordinance prohibiting panhandling and solicitation of vehicle occupants on city roadways.
City officials have been citing an increase in solicitation by individuals from vehicle occupants in traffic on public streets, which could threaten the safety and welfare of vehicle occupants and pedestrians, as a reason for introducing the measure.
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