Mayor Pete Buttigieg's deputy chief of staff says groups assisting the homeless have found most of the city's panhandlers aren't homeless.
Among other recommendations, the task force asks the city to establish a long-term, stable source of funding for public safety initiatives.
The City of Bloomington announced a similar initiative last month as well.
The IU Student Association President Sara Zaheer vetoed a resolution passed on Tuesday concerning aggressive panhandling in Bloomington.
Bloomington installed the signs last week and since then 24 of the 28 have been stolen.
The city’s approach seeks to not only decrease crime, but look deeper into the issues of poverty and homelessness.
The Bloomington Police Department says it's seeing an increase in reports of panhandling and violence downtown.
The ACLU filed a lawsuit against the City of Indianapolis last summer over rules for panhandling downtown.
A proposed ordinance that would limit panhandling in Indianapolis was sent back to County Council committee at last night's meeting.
An Indianapolis city councilman says the proposed restrictions do not differentiate between panhandlers and street musicians.