The event was standing-room-only and filled up the big ballroom at The Mining Exchange hotel downtown with 213 guests. About 30 people were turned away.
When Bach delivered his speech, he drew applause at least three times.
He also got a few chuckles.
“Panhandling is typically not done by homeless people, I’m told by our police department. They’re professionals. They get more money than I do, which I’ve been thinking about it.”
As mayor, Bach is paid about $96,000 a year.