Prescott City Council members say they and others are encountering offensive behavior by aggressive panhandlers, and they're doing something about it.
The City Council has approved new restrictions that include prohibitions against soliciting money or things of value in an aggressive manner in a public area or soliciting within 15 feet of a bank entrance or ATM.
According to The Daily Courier at least one council member worries that panhandling could discourage tourism.
Council members say aggressive panhandling can't be allowed to get out of hand in the downtown area, including in the courthouse square.
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