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 three questions 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 three 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 and environment before and after hours?

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* 2. Would you find it helpful if the Chamber provided a lunch and learn awareness event to update you on facts and potential responses to safety and vagrancy in the downtown core?

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* 3. Would you find it helpful if the Chamber provided an info sheet that included access to resources and suggested actions to take when addressing concerns about safety and vagrancy?

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