Tampa May Repeal Begging Ban

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ Tampa’s city council moved to repeal an ordinance banning solicitation on public roads, a local law whose constitutionality is being challenged in federal court.

The decision yesterday comes about three weeks after the nonprofit group Homeless Helping Homeless sued the city in federal court.

The lawsuit claims that two different Tampa bans on panhandling are unconstitutional and jeopardize its ability to raise money and help its clients.