Chamber Members,

Over the past few months our Chamber member's concerns around safety and vagrancy in the downtown core have escalated.  In response to these concerns, we have prepared a survey for our members, particularly those in the downtown core, to respond to. This will help us ensure that any response we take on this issue is fact based.  We are working in collaboration with organizations like the Downtown BIA, City and RCMP to better understand the facts and potential solutions to address these concerns.  Thank you for taking the time to respond to these  questions. 

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* 1. Please provide specific examples of how your business is being impacted by safety concerns and vagrancy in the downtown core. How is it affecting your customers and employees? How is it affecting the safety of your business? How is it impacting the perception of Campbell River and the downtown?

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* 2. Does your businesses have a clear understanding of who to call to report a vagrancy or drunk and disorderly incident and when to report?

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* 3. Are incidents typically reported to either the RCMP, Footprints security or the City bylaw officer?

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* 4. Do you think businesses staff feel prepared to handle incidents of vagrancy or drunk and disorderly?

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* 5. Do you see patterns of when incidents are occurring?

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* 6. What actions would you suggest need to be taken to address this?

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