It's probably not the first time you have heard about Clearwater trying to crackdown on the homeless, but hopefully it may be one of the last.
The proposal is another step closer to becoming reality.
The city council unanimously passed the first reading of the most controversial proposal.
It would ban all homeless from making themselves at home on the streets. They are not allowed to sit or lay down on public sidewalks overnight and for extended periods of time in downtown Clearwater and on Clearwater Beach.
If there are any refusals to move, violators could be fined up to $500 and face 60 days in jail.
People are allowed sit in parks and during parades, but not at a length of time.
In hopes to keep the homeless away, the city began to close some of the parks restrooms last month.
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