I'm glad that this is finally being addressed. I have seen that guy outside of the gas station every day for the past few months and NOTHING has been done about it. While this man specifically may not be a problem, homelessness will become a problem if the city lets it.
Jason - There was no mention of Alpharetta putting in any homeless shelters...tax payer's money funding homelessness? I would hope that wouldn't stand...
The real way to help homeless people is to get them involved with local community groups (possibly churches). These organizations want to help these individuals and families in need to promote them to become contributing members of the community. Unfortunately, as the article states, some people don't want to be helped and those are the ones you have to look out for.
To the people who made comments about how much the city is spending on new construction and such, that is completely irrelevant to this conversation. The people of the city voted and it passed. To say that the government should be responsible for people who won't take responsibility for themselves is downright shameful and embarrasing. When are we going to make people take personal responsibility for their lives? I support this ordinance to maintain and improve the quality of the community where my family and I have made our home. Matt