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Rockwood beggars law loses backing

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By Cindy Simpson

When a panhandling ordinance first was discussed last month, Rockwood City Council seemed  united in support of stringent restrictions.
Things have changed.
Councilman Pete Wright said he found that the proposed ordinance is unnecessary and current laws provide for dealing with people who aggressively ask for money.
The ordinance would have limited where panhandling takes place and added other restrictions.
Councilwoman Peggy Evans remained an advocate of the proposal.


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