Vernon’s proposed bylaw banning shopping carts on public land throughout the city, could be doomed.
The measure has faced stiff public opposition, and the BC Civil Liberties Association calls it ridiculous, irrational, and a violation of the Charter of Rights.
Mayor Akbal Mund says city staff and lawyers will be providing more information to council at their next meeting Sept. 4th.
“We’ll see what happens. Legal counsel with the city will provide us with the information on how we can proceed with the bylaw, and if we can proceed with the bylaw,” Mund tells Beach Radio News.
“The final decision will be made that day,” says Mund.
Mund was among five council members who voted for the ban earlier this month, but says based on the new details, he could change his decision, similar to what councillor Brian Quiring did Thursday.
“It is a question mark, and until I get that information, I could change my decision too,” says Mund.
Mund says the Civil Liberties Association opposition is definitely a concern to him.
“We live in a society where we want to respect everyone’s civil rights,” says the mayor.