Lake Worth votes on law to stop groups from soliciting on public roads

Lake Worth City CommissionLAKE WORTH — City Commissioners at tonight’s meeting are expected to vote on adopting a Palm Beach County ordinance that prohibits charitable groups and organizations from soliciting or distributing goods on public roads.

The ordinance went into effect in the county June 23, 2015. The county said the law not only can 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.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m., City Hall, 7 North Dixie Highway.

 

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