Keep The Change Signs Previewed

Anti Panhandling signs headed for downtown AberdeenABERDEEN, Wash. – The City Council got a preview of the new panhandling signs that will soon be posted in hotspots downtown. Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson presented the new sign at the council meeting last night, they cost the city between 32 and 53 dollars depending on size, and were inspired by signs found in Spokane.


Police Chief Bob Torgerson said the city has no ordinance against the panhandlers “we’re not saying they can’t panhandle or anything else, we’re just trying to inform people that the best choice is to give it to a charity that can  really help people in need.”  The Supreme court has ruled that panhandling is a form of free speech protected under the first amendment of the US Constitution.