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Monday, February 28, 2011

Leggett Releases Task Force Recommendations on Ways to Deal with Roadway Solicitations

On January 31, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett sent a report to the County Council outlining recommendations for practical and appropriate ways of dealing with solicitors who sell goods, panhandle or solicit for charities from roadway medians or adjacent sidewalks.  These solicitors not only endanger themselves, but also put motorists at risk.   Leggett convened the Task Force last year to look at the problem. 

Leggett has asked State legislators who served on the Task Force to introduce a bill in the current legislative session that would enable the County to establish a permit system for roadside solicitation.  Solicitors without a County permit would be banned.  Leggett asked for the County Council’s support for this legislation.

The full Task Force report is available on the County’s website.

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