Just read the headline and thought, "Goodness, we have homeless people and
now have homeless meters? What's next?"
It’s hard to believe that cranking coins into a repainted parking meter
could be better than simply dropping coins or bills into a Red Kettle. As an old bell ringer myself (Kiwanis volunteer), I used to wonder if
the Red Kettle could be secured and left unattended would it change the amount
of contributions. For those who make a showy spectacle of their
charity, the meter operation would be a clear winner. But for those who’s
main and or only concern is for the homeless, the meter might be a needless
obstacle. My attempts to find out more information about the
Homeless Outreach Service Team have so far come up empty. It shows up on U-tube
and the website of the Salt Lake Police Department, but the information is about
the same as this article.