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Addressing Panhandling Concerns

In recent weeks, we have observed an increase in panhandling throughout the Upper Arlington community. While panhandling itself is not illegal, we want to remind everyone of the city ordinance that restricts individuals from entering the roadway and obstructing traffic to accept cash, food, or other items from vehicles.

Our Police Division along with UA CARES have been actively responding to these situations. They engage with individuals and families who are panhandling to identify their needs and help connect them with essential services, such as shelter, food, and other resources.

We understand the compassionate desire to provide immediate assistance directly to those in need. However, we encourage you to support local organizations and services designed to offer help. By donating to these services, you contribute to long-term solutions for those experiencing hardship in our community.

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