If you've ever walked downtown or ate an outdoor restaurant, you may notice panhandlers asking you for spare change.
And local businesses like the Rookery say it can sometimes be a problem. "They're trying to enjoy their meal, they didn't come to get harassed or bothered."
It's part of the reason why Chris Tsavatewa and Leadership Macon have proposed "homeless meters," which would put up donation stations in downtown that would look like parking meters and accept coins or credit cards.
Many say that's a better method of donating than giving money to pandhandlers. "It gives an opportunity for that person who might want to help the homeless but at the same time might fear for their life or their safety," says Danye Coleman of Macon.
The money would that go to fund managed by the Macon-Bibb Urban Development Authority that would distribute it to organizations affiliated with the Macon Coalition to End Homelessness.
One organization is the Daybreak shelter run by Sister Elizabeth in downtown Macon. Her organization helps the homeless by providing resources for them to get back on their feet.
"It takes the whole community contributing what it can to say to those who are struggling. We're here for you," she said.
Leadership Macon has proposed 20 potential locations to the city council, which will settle on 9 of them if the measure passes. Tsavatewa says he hopes to have them up sometime by November.