Let’s face it, the signs in Vero Beach to discourage panhandling have lost their effectiveness.
They seemed to work the first few weeks, but I now see many of the same faces at the same locations every day. Many times, the panhandlers set up shop right underneath the signs.
Richard Granata took this photo of a anti-panhandling sign last month when he was in Lexington, Kentucky (see above).
The message is more direct than the signs in Vero Beach (see below).