Cities Make Laws Towards Homeless But Will Affect Anyone Wanting To Take A Rest

Clearwater poised to institute more laws that target the homeless

By Drew Harwell
CLEARWATER — This city could soon outlaw a harrowing crime: sitting.

Sitting or lying down on sidewalks or other public rights of way on Clearwater Beach, downtown or in the East Gateway neighborhood could mean a $500 fine, 60 days in jail or both.

The sitting ban is among a flurry of new ordinances the City Council will consider Monday as part of its crackdown on homeless people.

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