The plan to add a by law enforcement officer to dissuade loitering outside of businesses near Gore Park is off the table–at least for now.
Business owners in the Downtown BIA had asked for the enforcement after they complained of people hanging around for long periods of time and dissuading would be customers.
Some complained of people spitting, dealing drugs and urinating.
The city explored the feasibility of a three-year pilot project between by-law officers and the Hamilton police to examine better enforcement of existing bylaws, including issuing more tickets.
But the task force has decided to take no action on that plan.
Hamilton police will continue to assess the drug activity in the area and are planning a four- to five-month study of the corner of King and Hughson to find out what draws criminals to that area.