Debate on Downtown Nuisance Bylaw Monday in Council Chambers [Live 10am]

Council’s “Task Force on Cleanliness and Security in the Downtown Core” will debate a proposed nuisance bylaw that, if passed, will outlaw loitering in the Downtown Core.

After meeting story: There Won’t Be a Nuisance Bylaw in Hamilton after Task Force Meeting- - - - - -

The bylaw debate is the result of complaints from the owner of the Right House about loitering in front of the King and Hughson building.

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Related Reading and Video:
**“More than 140 Characters”:**[Downtown, Nuisances, Methadone Clinic, and the Public Debate](http://joeycoleman.ca/2014/07/13/downtown-nuisances-methadone-clinic-and-the-public-debate/)
**Must Read:**[Walter Furlan’s Free Advice to The Right House – Treat People With Dignity](http://joeycoleman.ca/2014/07/14/must-read-walter-furlans-free-advice-to-the-right-house-treat-people-positively/)
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If passed, the new bylaw will outlaw – at the discretion of police and bylaw officers – loitering in the downtown core.

The Task Force will also debate asking the Hamilton Police Officer to post officers full-time in front of The Right House, diverting them from the ACTION strategy.

Protest Prior to Meeting

There are calls downtown for a protest at The Right House starting at 9am with a march to City Hall for the 10am meeting.

Agenda and Video

The full agenda is here, you can watch the meeting live on JoeyColeman.ca starting at 10am.

Live Updates:

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