[Hpn] [Fwd: Homeless Issues Before the City of Hollywood Florida]

Barry Sacharow she_bar@bellsouth.net
Thu, 18 May 2000 07:40:43 -0400


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The following was posted on the news group alt.gathering.rainbow and I
thought some of you would be interested.

Barry Sacharow

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Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 07:07:35 -0400
From: Barry Sacharow <she_bar@bellsouth.net>
Subject: Re: Homeless Issues Before the City of Hollywood Florida
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Barry beams,

Good Morning family. Last night we went two for two before the Hollywood City
Commission on Homelesss Issues. Here's the local paper's read on it. BTW, I said
stakeholder, not stockholder, but wadda ya gonna do...

Despite danger, Hollywood won't restrict street  `hawkers'

                       By KAI T. HILL Sun-Sentinel
                       Web-posted: 12:03 a.m. May 18, 2000

                       HOLLYWOOD -- While city officials admitted that roadside
                       peddling posed safety hazards, they decided not to pass an
                       ordinance on Wednesday that would restrict where the "hawkers"
                       could stand.
                           City commissioners voted 4 to 3 against the ordinance at
                       Wednesday night's meeting.
                           That decision was met with applause from homeless advocate
                       groups that often use homeless people to sell newspapers or
                       collect money for charities.
                           Representatives from local daily newspapers, which also use

                       peddlers to sell their newspapers, also were present to show
their
                       disapproval of the proposed ordinance.
                           "This is a great victory for the citizens of Hollywood and
is
                       another indication that Hollywood has the lead in providing
social
                       services to its citizens," said Barry Sacharow, vice-chairman
of the
                       city's Homeless and Human Service advisory board.
                           Before the vote, Sacharow said: "The stockholders that are
                       involved in this are our poorest citizens."
                           The decision was also met with disappointment from
residents
                       and other city officials who think the practice puts peddlers
and
                       drivers in danger.
                           Ellen Mata, president of the North Central neighborhood
                       association, said a lot of people in her neighborhood feel
                       threatened by peddlers.
                           "It's a frightening experience for a woman in a car alone
who
                       doesn't know the person coming up to her car shaking a can,"
said
                       Mata, who was also concerned for the safety of the peddlers. "I

                       don't think the sale of any newspaper is worth the safety of
                       someone's life."
                           Commissioner Peter Bober, who proposed the ordinance, said
                       safety was the primary issue for the law.
                          "It prevents hawkers from getting hit by cars. It prevents
people
                       in the vehicles from swerving from hitting someone trying to
sell
                       them a paper (then hitting another car)."
                           Since the sale of newspapers, charitable solicitations,
begging
                       and other public peddling is protected by the First Amendment,
                       some commissioners expressed concern about possible lawsuits
                       against the city if the ordinance had passed.
                           However, local governments are entitled to tailor the time,

                       place and manner of expression or distribution as long as it is
not
                       prohibited.
                          Commissioners Beam Furr and Sal Oliveri voted for the
ordinance
                       and criticized organizations that use street peddlers. They
called
                       the practice exploitation of the homeless rather than the
helping
                       hand the organizations seek to provide.
                          Furr said just the fact that the peddlers show up for work
every
                       day is a sign that they could handle a real job.
                          Sean Cononie, director of Helping People in America, said
getting
                       the homeless ready for a real job is the whole intent of the
                       street-vending program.

                          Kai T. Hill can be reached at khill@sun-sentinel.com or
                       954-385-7925.

Barry Sacharow wrote:

> Greetings All,
>
> On Wednesday, May 17, 200 at 5:00 P.M., the City Commission of Hollywood Florida
> will consider two issues that relate to homelessness and we need all the support
> we can muster. Please come!
>
> The first issue is an attempt to ban solicitations in the right of way. This means
> that newspaper vendors and other of our communities poorest citizens will lose
> their only means of earning a living. That issue is number 10 and on the 6:00 P.M.
> announced schedule.
>
> The second is a technical issue related to fair housing and whether or not
> existing Residential Zoning can be applied to some types of permanent and
> affordable housing, without use of a "Special Exception". What this means is that
> zoning cannot be used to block homeless and other social services housing
> locations through the use of zoning and code enforcement.
>
> To those of you with Newspapers and Website, please contact us for additional
> information in time for your publication. Please cover!
>
> To everyone else, please show up!! Email first for directions if you would like or
> call city hall
>
> Barry Sacharow
> President, Free Assembly Resource Fund
> Vice Chair, Homeless and Human Service Advisory Board, City Of Hollywood, FL
>
> Sherrie Blisko
> Compliance Officer, Helping People in America, Homeless Shelter




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Barry beams,

Good Morning family. Last night we went two for two before the Hollywood City Commission on Homelesss Issues. Here's the local paper's read on it. BTW, I said stakeholder, not stockholder, but wadda ya gonna do...

Despite danger, Hollywood won't restrict street  `hawkers'

                       By KAI T. HILL Sun-Sentinel
                       Web-posted: 12:03 a.m. May 18, 2000

                       HOLLYWOOD -- While city officials admitted that roadside
                       peddling posed safety hazards, they decided not to pass an
                       ordinance on Wednesday that would restrict where the "hawkers"
                       could stand.
                           City commissioners voted 4 to 3 against the ordinance at
                       Wednesday night's meeting.
                           That decision was met with applause from homeless advocate
                       groups that often use homeless people to sell newspapers or
                       collect money for charities.
                           Representatives from local daily newspapers, which also use
                       peddlers to sell their newspapers, also were present to show their
                       disapproval of the proposed ordinance.
                           "This is a great victory for the citizens of Hollywood and is
                       another indication that Hollywood has the lead in providing social
                       services to its citizens," said Barry Sacharow, vice-chairman of the
                       city's Homeless and Human Service advisory board.
                           Before the vote, Sacharow said: "The stockholders that are
                       involved in this are our poorest citizens."
                           The decision was also met with disappointment from residents
                       and other city officials who think the practice puts peddlers and
                       drivers in danger.
                           Ellen Mata, president of the North Central neighborhood
                       association, said a lot of people in her neighborhood feel
                       threatened by peddlers.
                           "It's a frightening experience for a woman in a car alone who
                       doesn't know the person coming up to her car shaking a can," said
                       Mata, who was also concerned for the safety of the peddlers. "I
                       don't think the sale of any newspaper is worth the safety of
                       someone's life."
                           Commissioner Peter Bober, who proposed the ordinance, said
                       safety was the primary issue for the law.
                          "It prevents hawkers from getting hit by cars. It prevents people
                       in the vehicles from swerving from hitting someone trying to sell
                       them a paper (then hitting another car)."
                           Since the sale of newspapers, charitable solicitations, begging
                       and other public peddling is protected by the First Amendment,
                       some commissioners expressed concern about possible lawsuits
                       against the city if the ordinance had passed.
                           However, local governments are entitled to tailor the time,
                       place and manner of expression or distribution as long as it is not
                       prohibited.
                          Commissioners Beam Furr and Sal Oliveri voted for the ordinance
                       and criticized organizations that use street peddlers. They called
                       the practice exploitation of the homeless rather than the helping
                       hand the organizations seek to provide.
                          Furr said just the fact that the peddlers show up for work every
                       day is a sign that they could handle a real job.
                          Sean Cononie, director of Helping People in America, said getting
                       the homeless ready for a real job is the whole intent of the
                       street-vending program.
 
                          Kai T. Hill can be reached at khill@sun-sentinel.com or
                       954-385-7925.

Barry Sacharow wrote:

Greetings All,

On Wednesday, May 17, 200 at 5:00 P.M., the City Commission of Hollywood Florida
will consider two issues that relate to homelessness and we need all the support
we can muster. Please come!

The first issue is an attempt to ban solicitations in the right of way. This means
that newspaper vendors and other of our communities poorest citizens will lose
their only means of earning a living. That issue is number 10 and on the 6:00 P.M.
announced schedule.

The second is a technical issue related to fair housing and whether or not
existing Residential Zoning can be applied to some types of permanent and
affordable housing, without use of a "Special Exception". What this means is that
zoning cannot be used to block homeless and other social services housing
locations through the use of zoning and code enforcement.

To those of you with Newspapers and Website, please contact us for additional
information in time for your publication. Please cover!

To everyone else, please show up!! Email first for directions if you would like or
call city hall

Barry Sacharow
President, Free Assembly Resource Fund
Vice Chair, Homeless and Human Service Advisory Board, City Of Hollywood, FL

Sherrie Blisko
Compliance Officer, Helping People in America, Homeless Shelter


 
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