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Anti-panhandling campaign presented to Pueblo City Council

Posted at 7:24 PM, Jan 14, 2020

PUEBLO — A group in Pueblo is starting an anti-panhandling campaign.

The Community Commission on Housing and Homelessness presented the idea to city council on Monday night.

The group wants to educate citizens and get people to start giving money to homeless service providers instead of panhandlers.

"You don't know where that is going, it may go towards supporting drugs and alcohol rather than actual food and shelter. There has been a lot of research that shows the dollar to a service provider goes 10 times farther," said Sara Rose.

The commission is asking for a little over $8,000 from both the city and county governments to help fund the campaign.