Bullhead City Approves Placing Signs To Discourage Giving Money To Panhandlers

By Nakiesha Johnson
Published: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 5:05am

The Bullhead City Council has approved placing signs that discourage giving money to panhandlers. The council is hoping people will instead give money to agencies helping those in need.

Bullhead City Mayor Tom Brady said panhandlers come to the city during the winter for the warm climate. He said the city wants the money to go into the right hands.

"I just hope that it’ll increase the amount of donations that are given to the community organizations that truly help those in need, not just line the pockets of people who are looking for a job panhandling instead of going out, working for a living," Brady said. 

Brady says the city will work with the private sector and the Arizona Department of Transportation on a design. It estimates the city needs about 25 signs.