Panhandle-Free Zones

An ongoing series of suggestions for civic improvement

"I feel Knoxville needs strong panhandling laws like Nashville. We always want downtown, the Old City, and Market Square to be viewed in a positive light, but that is hard to do when residents, guests, and visitors are solicited for money or food multiple times while shopping, dining, or volunteering. If no laws can be made in Knox County to address this problem, maybe a no-panhandling zone can easily be created for areas that have heavy pedestrian foot traffic, such as Cumberland Avenue, downtown, the Old City, and Market Square."

—Kelly S. Absher, K.S. Absher Event Planning

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3RunHomer writes:

Amen. The aggressive beggars are holding back further progress downtown.

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