The Tampa City Council is taking on the issue of aggressive panhandling.
Business and restaurant owners from Ybor City and downtown say people aggressively asking for money from their customers are hurting their business.
Council members have asked the city attorney to draft potential ordinances on the issue, and come back for debate in June.
The ordinances could ban aggressive panhandling near ATM's, on sidewalks in front of restaurants and in parts of Ybor, and in downtown Tampa.
City Councilman Harry Cohen says they can't outlaw homelessness, but they can work to protect citizens from the aggressive tactics of some people asking for money.
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