Friday PhotoAugust 03, 2012
During my recent visit to Athens, Georgia, I noticed these meters for people to put money in. But it is not for parking. The sign says, "A donation here will provide help for the homeless. Please do not give cash to pan handlers." There were several homeless people hanging out in the area. I am really not sure what I think of this system. It seems to depersonalize the problem by urging no contact between different people and treating the problem like something we can fix like needing a few extra minutes to park or a few more lives in an arcade game.