Columbia County adopts a panhandling ordinance, county road resolutions
June 20, 2019
DAYTON-An ordinance addressing panhandling in Columbia County is on its way to being codified into law after unanimous approval by the Board of County Commissioners, on June 3.
The ordinance covers panhandling, begging, and solicitation, and states there has been an increase in aggressive panhandling and begging throughout the county, which has become extremely disturbing and disruptive to citizens at both residential and business properties and is contributing to the loss of access to, and enjoyment of, public places.
Commissioner Chuck Amerein cited issues with homelessness an...