Penticton council amends Good Neighbour Bylaw

Penticton city council has approved the good neighbour bylaw amendment ...that means...it's now illegal to sit or lie on some sidewalks downtown during the summer.

The new bylaw will apply to 100-700 blocks of Main Street, 200-400 Martin Street and 100-300 Ellis Street between May 1 and Sept. 30.

The vote on the bylaw to ban sidewalk sitting passed 5 - 2, with Councillors Campbell Watt and Julius Bloomfield opposed.