If you're homeless, a girl scout, or have room in your cold little heart for either, you might want to attend tonight's panel discussion on Seattle City Council member Tim Burgess's proposed anti-solicitation law (which Dominic also wrote about here). The proposed law broadly disallows solicitation of any kind within 15 feet of a person "immediately before or after conducting a transaction at an ATM or parking pay station," who is "handling in plain view any money, bank card, receipt, check or other document related to the transaction."

The panel will take place tonight, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Seattle University School of Law, Sullivan Hall, Room C5, hosted by the Human Rights Commission’s Public Safety Task Force. Along with council member Burgess, the panel will include Jon Scholes, Policy Director of the Downtown Seattle Association; Anita Khandelwal, lawyer for the Defender Association’s Racial Disparity Project; and Real Change Executive Director Timothy Harris.