Following publication of last week's issue, we were informed that although some members of the Downtown Cluster of Congregations and Social Agencies support the Downtown Austin Alliance effort to ban panhandling in central Downtown, the Cluster is included in the DAA list of supporters in error. Wrote spokeswoman Susan Morris: "the Downtown Cluster's executive committee chose not to write a letter supporting DAA's effort to strengthen the current panhandling ordinance. Instead, a letter was submitted [to the City Council] supporting the public education piece and advocating for treatment beds."
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