City council has received feedback on the proposed panhandling bylaw from many individuals and groups.

City council has received feedback on the proposed panhandling bylaw from many individuals and groups.

Panhandling bylaw: Nelson council will hear from public tonight

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at city hall.

The city’s proposed panhandling bylaw is on the agenda for tonight’s Committee of the Whole meeting — that’s a once-a- month meeting at which the public can make presentations to council.

Since the bylaw was introduced on September 16, there has been a flurry of reaction both for and against, with council on October 5 deciding it needed more time to think about it.

There will be presentations tonight from the Nelson Committee on Homelessness, the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce, the Nelson Business Association, the Senior’s Coordinating Society, and the Senior Citizens’ Association. The meeting will also be open to feedback from the public.

In the agenda materials for the meeting there  are a number of letters from downtown businesses with varying opinions on the bylaw.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at city hall.

 

 

 

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