(Un)Civil City

Vancouver mayor, Sam Sullivan, has launched the Project Civil City (Link removed - No longer exists) to address "public disorder." According to the mayor the goals of the project are to eliminate homelessness, the open drug market, and aggressive panhandling. But instead of allocating funds to social housing, the mayor wants to allocate at least $1 million from the proposed Olympic Legacy Fund to fund new bylaw officers to give tickets to homeless people, panhandlers and binners. Read an article about on the Tyee, called "Mayor Sullivan's Big Ambitions" and watch a humourous video of a protest against the Civil City initiaive.