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Vernon to hold town hall meeting on impacts of street-entrenched population

FILE PHOTO: March 22, 2018.
March 29, 2018 - 1:30 PM

VERNON - A public town hall meeting is being held in Vernon to discuss business concerns related to the city’s street-entrenched population.

The meeting is being hosted by Vernon’s Activate Safety Task Force, which was formed in response to complaints from local business owners. It includes representatives from the Vernon Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Vernon Association, Vernon Tourism Advisory Committee, RCMP, Vernon Bylaw, and the community at large. Two Vernon City Councillors, Scott Anderson and Brian Quiring, also sit on the task force, according to a media release.

"Business owners in Vernon have expressed concern over the impact of some members of the street entrenched population on their livelihood," task force chair Darrin Taylor says in the release. "This town hall will give members of the business community an opportunity to express their concerns, and allow the task force to hear those concerns first hand."

All business owners and stakeholders are invited to attend.  

"We are taking a proactive community approach to a developing problem," Taylor says. "The task force will consult the business community to identify problems, evaluate the impact of those problems, and propose solutions to Vernon City Council. Ultimately it is up to Council to act on those recommendations."
 
The meeting will be held Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. at the Schubert Centre, located at 3505 30 Ave.


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