Who says Brentwood doesn't have a plan for getting the homeless off the streets? In the CP, Jeff Woods reports that the City of Brentwood has proposed ordinance changes that would allow homeless people to sell copies of the paper The Contributor from public sidewalks.
That raises a large question mark with the paper and the ACLU, which has taken up the case:
But under the proposals, The Contributor’s sales people still could not go into the streets to hand the newspaper to motorists and collect the $1 price. For that reason, the ACLU claimed the city still was trampling on the newspaper’s First Amendment rights.
“It shuts down The Contributor completely” to limit sales to sidewalks, said Tricia Herzfeld, ACLU-Tennessee legal director.
“There’s not any pedestrian traffic in Brentwood, right?” Herzfeld added.
Sounds like there will be now.