Monday, August 13, 2012

Panhandling Ordinance Could Hurt Non-Profit's Fundraising Efforts

An ordinance aimed at improving public safety by banning panhandlers from reaching into the street to take money from drivers could shut down some well known non-profit fund raising events such as the Fire Fighter's "Fill the Boot" campaign and the Spokane Guilds’ School & Neuromuscular Center “Kids for Kids” Penny Drive. Here's the story.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.