Battle Creek City Commissioner Flores Calls For More Study on Panhandling
If Battle Creek City Commissioner Kate Flores had her way, city leaders would apply the brakes to a pair of panhandling ordinances that now have momentum, since clearing the first hurdle toward passage on August 16, 2016.
"I've done a lot of work and analysis...I've been in a really exploratory place," Flores told WBCK on August 18, 2016. "I voted no because I'm not there yet, and I don't think these ordinances are there yet," she said.
Flores said she feels the city needs to look into the issue further in order to gain a better, full understanding of the root causes.
"We've jumped right to the solutions stage," Flores said of the current process.
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