No Panhandling Law to be Enacted in Burlington

It looks like the Burlington City Council will not pursue creation of a panhandling ordinance.

Mayor Shane McCampbell brought it forward at Monday’s work session for discussion, but Police Chief Doug Beaird says the only local laws he’s been able to find in Iowa deal with the aggressive form of the phenomenon, like asking for money next to an ATM or repeatedly asking the same person for money.

The consensus seemed to be to drop the proposal.