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Nelson city council to talk homelessness

There are mixed feelings on a proposed panhandling bylaw in Nelson.

That’s judging by what city council will see and hear tonight.

They’ve already passed two readings of the bylaw intended to address so-called “aggressive” panhandling.

But they held off on third reading and adoption to get more public feedback.

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Tonight the Nelson committee on homelessness will deliver a 15 minute presentation to council.

There’s also a letter on the agenda from the Chamber Of Commerce which generally supports the bylaw.

And individual letters from several Nelson Business Association members, some in favour and some opposed.

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