There now appears to be an atmosphere of hope in addressing issues on the streets of Nelson’s downtown.
This from Chamber of Commerce Past-President Ed Olthof.
That follows another meeting of business owners, city council, social services and police.
Last month many businesses wrote a strongly-worded open letter including an accusation that city council was adversarial to the business community.
Olthof says council’s proposed smoking bylaw would go a long way to allaying business concerns about loitering on the street.