Mountain State Justice

Monongalia County passes ordinance that critics say targets panhandling

BY: - October 25, 2023

A West Virginia county passed an ordinance Wednesday critics say unconstitutionally targets people experiencing homelessness asking for money.  The Monongalia County Commission unanimously approved what it calls the “Monongalia County Pedestrian and Vehicle Safety Ordinance.”  The ordinance limits interaction and exchanges between vehicle occupants and people standing on roadways and prohibits standing or sitting on […]