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Second Meanest City

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That would be Atlanta, according to the National Coalition for the Homeless’ Illegal to be Homeless 2004 report. This designation was earned by ATL’s so-called “quality of life” ordinances against things like sleeping in parks or doorways, aggressive panhandling, as well as an executive order against feeding people in public.

The latest move to get the homeless out of our collective hair is the “beg ban” (AJC reg. req’d.–use bugmenot.com) being considered by the Atlanta City Council. Apparently, the aggressive panhandling ordinance isn’t enough and they’d like to stop people from being able to ask someone for food or money period. Only in certain districts though–notably around the new Aquarium that is set to open some time soon. Plus, the NASCAR museum may not come here if there are panhandlers! Who knew? Oh, the horror. I’m not sure what I’d do if the NASCAR museum went to Charlotte, an actual racing city, and not Atlanta!

Anywho, the AJC is using the fact that the opening of a new 300-bed facility for the homeless is opening up in the old renovated jail–and shouldn’t we just be glad about that? Well yes and no. Yes, because the Gateway Center is a good first step to addressing the community’s problem. No, because the Gateway Center is just the first step and doesn’t address the fact that the city keeps increasing the legal burden of the homeless.

On a semi-related note, in an article (AJC reg req’d–use bugmenot.com) about Gateway it’s mentioned that people may stay a few months–but if you’re a military veteran you can stay up to two years! You have to admit that there’s a problem with veteran’s benefits when one of the perks of being a vet is extended stay at a homeless shelter. Is that the best we can do?

In that same article, Mayor Franklin is quoted as saying that affordable and supportive housing is the next step–I hope I live to see it.

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