New Port Richey, Florida - What do you think about people panhandling in Pasco County?
Today is your chance to speak out.
A public hearing is planned for 1:30 p.m. the West Pasco Government Center in New Port Richey. It's the final step before a six-day-a-week ban on panhandling is approved.
Last month, commissioners gave preliminary approval to the panhandling ban, which would only apply to roads in unincorporated Pasco County.
Under the proposed ban, panhandling would only be allowed on Sundays, an exception that was made so that local newspapers could be sold on the side of the road.
Hillsborough County, St. Petersburg and Bradenton have all banned panhandling. Tampa is working on a similar ban.
Some say that's sent a surge of panhandlers to the next place they could find, Pasco County.
"I don't think people actually like to see panhandlers out there," Pasco County Commissioner Jack Mariano told 10 News in June.