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Public Work Session To Discuss Increase In Vagrants & Panhandlers

October 22nd, 2019 by WCBC Radio

With a growing population of vagrants and panhandlers in the downtown area- the Cumberland Mayor and City Council has scheduled a public work session Tuesday afternoon at City Hall. The session, which is set to begin following a brief special meeting at 4:30, will focus on loitering and code enforcement. The increase in the numbers of what some refer to an “undesirables” on the mall as well as Canal Place is a concern and has been the topic of discussion during several recent meetings. These comments from Cumberland Economic Development Corporation executive director Paul Kelly- and Canal Place executive director Dee Dee Ritchie…


One Response to “Public Work Session To Discuss Increase In Vagrants & Panhandlers”

  1. October 22, 2019 at 1:03 pm, David said:

    Maybe the Mayor should focus on housing and jobs and feeding people to make them productive citizens instead of attacking the Mission. Homelessness is a symptom. It’s not that problem. The Mayor should stop attacking the institutions that are trying to help and assist them in their mission. Social services, the job office and other programs need a shot in the arm, not an attack on the front page.


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