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Veto stands



The measure to require panhandlers to obtain a license, and essentially say they have received information on other options for help, was passed by city council before.

Then the mayor vetoed it.

Monday night the council voted to see if they could override the veto with a super majority and that failed.

All but one city council member backed the mayor's decision, mostly saying they would rather encourage those in the city who are giving to panhandlers to, instead, give to organizations that help the less fortunate.

Councilman Bruce Snyder voted to override the veto but wasn't surprised at the outcome.

Snyder says, "The three members who originally voted for it had not intended to."

Council members also said after the meeting, unless another solution comes before the council, it won't be discussed again.

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