How to skirt Mayor Parker’s proposed “charitable food service ordinance”

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While Mayor Parker wants to criminalize giving food to the needy, she is moving to de-criminalize tailgating at Houston sports venues:

Houston’s mayor and city council will consider amending city ordinances to essentially allow tailgating outside downtown sports venues.

The curious legal problem traces back to a broadly worded section of the city’s code of ordinances. With broad, but very specified exceptions, it basically bans public drinking in downtown Houston.

The obvious solution for local charities that feed those in need is to move to Houston sports stadiums and call themselves tailgaters. Problem solved.


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