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Tampa City Council relaxes rules on serving food to homeless

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The Tampa City Council is altering regulations on public feedings in city parks, two months after the arrest of seven Food Not Bombs members, which created national headlines. The new ordinance allows groups to offer food without having to get a permit or insurance for feedings that attract fewer than 50 people. Councilman Frank Reddick voted with his colleagues to support the proposal but said he worried that the ordinance could create a situation where Tampa Police officers will be spending time…

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