Please take a moment to read this important communication from Police Chief George Turner concerning enforcement of the City of Atlanta’s new monetary solicitation ordinance. They are distributing a FLYER throughout the City to help educate and inform citizens and other stakeholders on the new ordinance.
The new ordinance outlaws:
* Asking for money within 15 feet of ATMS and parking pay lot boxes
* Soliciting money from anyone within 15 feet of a building entrance or exit or standing in line to enter a building or event facility
* Touching during monetary solicitation
* Someone from continuing to ask for money after he/she has been told “no”
The City is working collaboratively on innovative solutions to end chronic homelessness. They are working with partners to assure that those arrested for violating this ordinance are evaluated to determine if they need services such as mental health care, substance abuse treatment, job training and housing assistance. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this initiative, you may contact Carlos Campos, Public Affairs Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org