Hopkins Researchers Take on Hurricanes and Heat Waves


How to Celebrate the Day of the Dead


City Council’s Anti-Panhandling Bill Gets Even More Restrictive

2 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 8:04am


When Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector introduced a bill to limit panhandling, the focus was on prohibiting solicitations on street shoulders and medians, a practice that is already illegal. But Spector hoped to crack down on it, as it produces “dangerous situations” (though exemptions were proposed for charities and other organizations that do the same thing).

But the version of the bill the city council will consider on Nov. 4 is much more restrictive. Not only does it prohibit panhandling in traffic, but also within 10 feet of a store or restaurant and within five feet of a parking meter.

Critics of the bill say that the overly broad bill will make it illegal to panhandle virtually anywhere in downtown Baltimore. The Downtown Partnership supports the bill, perhaps for that very reason.



Leave a Reply

  • Candy

    I can’t wait. They make the downtown experience horrible and bad for my customers.

  • Mary Lynne

    I hope they consider banning this on Charles and Northern Pkwy too. There are programs and opportunities way better suited to helping than this. Many countries, counties and states outlaw panhandling. I can’t get over how accepted it is here.


Hopkins Researchers Take on Hurricanes and Heat Waves


How to Celebrate the Day of the Dead

Most Comments This Week


The Mothers of Baltimore County

Written by Elizabeth Bastos

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 12:20pm


Krispy Kreme Is Coming Back to the Baltimore Area

Written by Robert OBrien

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 7:08am

Recent Comments

Bill Mcallen
Boston Is No Longer the 2024 U.S. Olympic Bid City

"Please let LA have it. The pitting of two areas against each other is just a method to...

More Chaps Pit Beef Locations Coming Soon

"Wasn't Chap's a bar in the Gold Club space, then came the pit beef stand then the Gold...

The Mothers of Baltimore County

"I am not one of these moms, but the author nailed it. My sister is one. There could...

The Mothers of Baltimore County

"I don't think your commentators have read Wednesday Martin's latest book Primates of Park...

Eleanor Rigby
Amazing Photos of MICA from 1970s Prove That Art Students Have Fun, Look Cool

""... from a bygone era of omnipresent cigarettes and grainy film ..." — and mullets!