Homeless court, panhandling campaign kick off this week

This week, Mayor White's two latest initiatives for dealing with Houston's homeless/street beggars will go into effect.

Mayor Bill White
First, Mayor White has set up a new Homeless Court (yes, you read that correctly). It will begin operating on Wednesday, according to KTRH-740.

Second, Mayor White's advertising campaign to discourage people from donating to street beggars is set to begin tomorrow (Monday).

It's doubtful that the mayor's advertising campaign or homeless court will have much of an impact. Unfortunately, HPD just doesn't seem to have the manpower to deal with the problem of street begging effectively.

UPDATE (08-21-2006, 9:07 am): Councilmember Michael Berry is discussing the new homeless court on his radio program on KPRC-950.

Posted by Kevin Whited @ 08/20/06 10:54 PM | Print |

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