What do you think of this idea to curb panhandling
A total of 12 "giving meters" are suggested as a pilot program, to be installed in Downtown Yakima. The goal is to curb panhandling. People can put money into these meters, and it will go directly toward organizations that provide services to the homeless population. The proposal goes through the Public Safety Committee tomorrow.
This is a program being put in place in an Eastern Washington town. Do you think this type of program would help cut down on panhandling? Would it depend on the size of the city?
Would you consider putting money in the meter? If you said "yes", do you tend to give to panhandlers or avoid it due to the unknown factor of where it will be spent/used?