JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For the past 10 years, Rick Moesner's wife, Kim, has run a hot dog stand.
It's become a street fixture in Hemming Plaza. People can grab a hot dog to go and eat it at one of the park tables.
But that could change. Some Jacksonville city council members want those tables and chairs removed.
"Tables and chairs gone are not going to solve anything," said Moesner, "It's just going to make it uncomfortable for those that want to eat lunch here."
The proposal was introduced in a bill this week by City Councilman Don Redman.
"It's a resolution asking the Mayor to move the tables and chairs in the park because of the obvious problems that we have in the park," said Redman.
Redman says those problems involve transients and homeless loitering in the park gambling, drinking, and using what he calls foul language.
So how will taking out the tables and chairs help? We went straight to Redman to find out.
"They won't have the tables to sit at all day long. The consensus was we need to do something drastic and the main consensus was you need to remove the tables," he answered.
But Moesner says the proposal doesn't make sense to him.
"There's quite a variety of people that come to enjoy their time at the park when it's nice out. If you take out the tables and chairs, it's not going to solve the problem," said Moesner.
Redman was not able to give us an estimate on how much it would cost the city to remove all of the tables and chairs.
This bill will have its first reading at the upcoming council meeting on Tuesday. It's expected to be voted on in January.
The Hemming Plaza Subcommittee will be holding a public meeting regarding the proposed changes on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. in City Hall.