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Diane Joens, Mayor

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Commentary: Panhandling is protected free speech; aggressive panhandling is not

Cottonwood City Hall has received several calls from citizens complaining about the number of panhandlers around the city, particularly around local shopping areas. The Verde Independent conducted a survey about whether people felt there was too much panhandling in Cottonwood and 91 percent of the respondents agreed there was too much panhandling.