By a 7-2 vote, the Oklahoma City Council bans activities in medians less than 30 feet wide.
For more than two hours, several organizations who help the poor and homeless spoke in opposition to the measure. Only one group spoke in support.
Councilwoman Meg Salyer says she pushed the bill and amended it to deal with public safety.
"The ordinance before us today, amending Chapter 32 of the municipal code about motor vehicles and traffic, addresses the public safety issue of both pedestrians and drivers," says Salyer.