Task Force Searches for Alternatives to Ordinance Limiting Group Feedings in LR Parks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A new task force in Little Rock is looking for alternatives to a disputed ordinance that would limit large group feedings in city parks. The committee is the City Board's answer to the pushback the proposal created. 
 
But some are saying they're now concerned over who's not a part of that group -- those who actually feed the homeless on a regular basis.
 
"We're one of the ones they're trying to restrict from doing what we feel God has called us to do," concerned citizen Jim Garrett said.
 
"We've got to balance the issue. We have a concern here with trying to meet the needs of homeless and needy but also have that balance that with safety and having children in our parks," Alan Bubbus, a business owner on the committee, said.
 
The committee has 45 days to explore how other cities have instated homeless feeding restrictions.
 
They'll then be expected to present an alternative proposal or proposals to the city board of directors.

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