Competition for Spare Change: Homeless Meters
Orlando Sentinel -- "Panhandlers in downtown Orlando may soon have some mechanical competition for spare change. City Hall is set to roll out a plan to install "homeless meters" near spots where panhandling is grudgingly allowed.
People could deposit their coins in the repurposed parking meters — painted a different color and set back from the street — instead of giving spare change to panhandlers. The city would collect the money and give it to a nonprofit group to help the homeless."
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