Tampa Threatens Panhandle Crackdown

05/01/13 Warren Elly
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LAST CALL FOR WEDNESDAY MAY 1ST 2013

Guests: Officer Dan McDonald Tampa Police Liaison to the Homeless and Pastor Tom Atchison of New Beginnings

GOOD AFTERNOON…. YOU’RE LISTENING TO LAST CALL , A LIVE CALL IN SHOW HERE ON WMNF. I’M WARREN ELLY.

OUR TOPIC – HOMELESSNESS- AS TOMORROW MORNING AT TAMPA CITY HALL WE’RE EXPECTING THE ADMINISTRATION TO MOVE ON COMPLAINTS FROM BUSINESS AND PROPERTY OWNERS OVER HOMELESS CAMPING AND AGGRESSIVE PANHANDLING. DOWNTOWN TAMPA AND YBOR CITY TOP THE LIST.

MAYOR BOB BUCKHORN TELLING THE TAMPA BAY TIMES …”ITS GOING TO BE A HOLISTIC APPROACH, I DON’T THINK WE HAVE ANY DESIRE TO CRIMINALIZE HOMELESSNESS, BUT I DO THINK THAT THERE’S A RECOGNITION, PARTICULARLY IN DOWNTOWN, THAT HOMELESSNESS AND THE AGGRESSIVE PANHANDLING THAT COMES WITH TI AND THE PUBLIC NUISANCES ASSOCIATED WITH IT ARE INCREASING”

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