No. 4D00-2496.

783 So.2d 1213 (2001)

Arnold ABBOTT and Love Thy Neighbor Fund, Inc., and Richard Courtney, Intervener, Appellants/Cross-Appellees, v. CITY of FORT LAUDERDALE, Appellee/Cross-Appellant.

District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fourth District.

May 2, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John T. David of the Law Offices of John T. David, P.A., Fort Lauderdale, for Appellants/Cross-Appellees-Arnold Abbott and Love Thy Neighbor Fund, Inc.

Janet R. Riley of Florida Legal Services, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, for Appellant/Cross-Appellee-Richard J. Courtney.

Dennis E. Lyles, City Attorney, and Stephen Scott, Assistant City Attorney, Fort Lauderdale, for appellee/cross-appellant.


Arnold Abbott conducted a feeding program on the beach in Fort Lauderdale for the homeless. When the City informed him that his program violated Park Rule 2.2, he sought an injunction and declaratory relief in the trial court to prevent the City from enforcing the rule against him. In her final order, the trial judge denied Abbott's claims that the rule violated his right to equal protection, his due process of law rights, and his First Amendment freedoms...

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