Salem city officials are hoping to pass an ordinance that might help them crack down on local panhandlers, the Salem News is reporting.
Salem city officials are hoping to put a stop to panhandlers who aggressively approach locals for money, according to an item published in The Salem News. Salem City Council members are currently considering an ordinance that will be aimed at curbing the activity, which Police Chief Paul Tucker told the Salem News is a widespread issue. The ordinance would reportedly keep local panhandlers from approaching people near ATMs and from being able to walk up to vehicles that are stopped at red lights. Each offense would carry a maximum fine of $50. Have you been accosted in Salem by a panhandler looking for money? Where do you run into aggressive panhandling on your walk through the city? Let us know in the comments section below.