After announcing a ban on mass feedings of homeless people in city parks, Mayor Nutter has assembled a task force to come up with a workable plan.
The 10-member committee includes City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, administration officials, and representatives of six groups that work with the homeless. The task force will be chaired by Arthur C. Evans, commissioner of the city's Department of Behavioral Health.
Since Nutter made his decision to stop free outdoor meals last month, several organizations have voiced strong objections. Civil rights attorneys, too, have examined whether to take legal action against the city to overturn the ban.