City leaders consider Post Falls panhandling ordinance

Print
Email
|

by COLE HEATH & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Updated Thursday, May 2 at 7:17 PM

POST FALLS, Idaho-- City leaders in Post Falls are considering banning fundraising on their streets.

The proposed ordinance would restrict fundraisers like Fill the Boot where firefighters collect money at intersections for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

“It's a little frustrating because we made it a point every year to make it as safe as possible,” said Lt. Bryon Smith.

The firefighter said the fundraiser collects a few thousand dollars each year. Yet, Post Falls leaders said their concern is safety. 

“The traveling public the roads are made for traveling public not for pedestrians to stand in the middle of the roadway,” said Terry Werner.

He added that firefighters are not the main concern. Leaders like Werner said more and more groups are requesting permits to hold similar fundraisers.

“If we allow one then we have to allow everybody, we can’t pick and chose,” added Werner.
 
City leaders plan to make a decision Tuesday, May 7th.

Print
Email
|