Henrico County is taking steps to discourage people from panhandling at busy intersections.
You may have noticed signs at three busy Broad Street intersections. They ask people not to solicit money in the median and provide a telephone number to Social Services for people who are in need of help.
Brandon Hinton, Henrico's Deputy County Manager for Community Services, says the signs went up primarily as a public safety matter. Panhandling in the median is dangerous, he says, but since it's lucrative more people seem to be doing it.