Lake Worth delays vote on law banning groups from soliciting on public roads

Lake Worth City CommissionLAKE WORTH — City commissioners were scheduled to vote tonight on a Palm Beach County law that bans charitable groups and organizations from soliciting or distributing goods on public roads, but the item was pulled from the agenda.

City Attorney Glen Torcivia said the measure, which the county adopted in June 2015, will be brought back before commissioners at a later meeting.

The county said the law not only could be applied to public highways within unincorporated areas but also to public roadways if a municipality chooses to adopt it.

The ordinance prohibits a person from going on a public road for the purpose of displaying information of any kind, distributing materials or goods or soliciting business or charitable contributions of any kind.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office may issue a notice to appear to persons who violate the ordinance, the city said.

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