Sitting or Laying Down on Sidewalks Banned

Sitting or Laying Down on Sidewalks Banned

Postby Anonymous123 » Jun 5th, 2019, 5:09 pm

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Re: Sitting or Laying Down on Sidewalks Banned

Postby Sparki55 » Jun 5th, 2019, 5:10 pm

Until the first tourist is charged by a confrontational cop. Might as well ban walking on sidewalks too.
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Re: Sitting or Laying Down on Sidewalks Banned

Postby GordonH » Jun 5th, 2019, 5:18 pm

I highly doubt the police will be enforcing this
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Re: Sitting or Laying Down on Sidewalks Banned

Postby Country plough boy » Jun 5th, 2019, 5:36 pm

What a stupid law. Worst thing is . Its needed.
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Re: Sitting or Laying Down on Sidewalks Banned

Postby Sparki55 » Jun 5th, 2019, 5:41 pm

GordonH wrote:I highly doubt the police will be enforcing this


People said the same thing about the 2 hour after driving DUI.... And yet it happened
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Re: Sitting or Laying Down on Sidewalks Banned

Postby GordonH » Jun 5th, 2019, 5:55 pm

GordonH wrote:I highly doubt the police will be enforcing this

Sparki55 wrote:People said the same thing about the 2 hour after driving DUI.... And yet it happened


Once sitting on the sidewalk becomes a criminal code violation like drinking and driving, only then will the police enforce it.
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Re: Sitting or Laying Down on Sidewalks Banned

Postby motorhomebabe » Jun 5th, 2019, 8:44 pm

It will be the same as the bike helmet law, mostly ignored.

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Re: Sitting or Laying Down on Sidewalks Banned

Postby pentona » Jun 5th, 2019, 9:25 pm

Anonymous123 wrote:Congrats to Penticton City Council.

https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton/257960/Sidewalk-sitting-ban-adopted


I fully agree with the ruling; however why just in the Summer? Why just cater to the tourists; what about those of us that live here and work downtown, year round? Don't we count? After all, its the residents and businesses that pay the taxes.

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Re: Sitting or Laying Down on Sidewalks Banned

Postby Sparki55 » Jun 6th, 2019, 6:14 am

GordonH wrote:Once sitting on the sidewalk becomes a criminal code violation like drinking and driving, only then will the police enforce it.


Lol, thats fine. No need to keep discussing tge hypothetical. Be darn sure that I will post the story that will happen this summer. "Tourist ticketed $100 after a night of drinking while waiting for cab".
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Re: Sitting or Laying Down on Sidewalks Banned

Postby Anonymous123 » Jun 6th, 2019, 7:07 am

Sparki55 wrote:
GordonH wrote:Once sitting on the sidewalk becomes a criminal code violation like drinking and driving, only then will the police enforce it.


Lol, thats fine. No need to keep discussing tge hypothetical. Be darn sure that I will post the story that will happen this summer. "Tourist ticketed $100 after a night of drinking while waiting for cab".


If the tourist is that drunk that he/she is unable to stand or sit on one of the many benches downtown while waiting for a cab, then they obviously will need to go to the drunk tank.
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Re: Sitting or Laying Down on Sidewalks Banned

Postby southy » Jun 6th, 2019, 7:25 am

What benches? City has removed most of them .. Don't want those seniors loitering on Main. Hell - fine them!

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Re: Sitting or Laying Down on Sidewalks Banned

Postby Mike Br. » Jun 6th, 2019, 7:35 am

The penalty associated with violating the new bylaw is a $100 fine, but that penalty would only come as a last resort following verbal and written warnings, say city staff.


This is a joke. How do you collect $100 from homeless? Wow !!
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Re: Sitting or Laying Down on Sidewalks Banned

Postby soupy » Jun 6th, 2019, 8:12 am

Mike Br. wrote:
The penalty associated with violating the new bylaw is a $100 fine, but that penalty would only come as a last resort following verbal and written warnings, say city staff.


This is a joke. How do you collect $100 from homeless? Wow !!


They wont.
But if the new bylaw isn't created they cannot enforce anything.

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Re: Sitting or Laying Down on Sidewalks Banned

Postby southy » Jun 6th, 2019, 8:16 am

So, if they can't fine them, how exactly are they going to enforce it?
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Re: Sitting or Laying Down on Sidewalks Banned

Postby Country plough boy » Jun 6th, 2019, 8:31 am

Debtors prison like Alberta
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