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Opinion: Residents divided over Safe Streets Bylaw

A total of 692 confirmed local votes were cast in the poll. This poll had a 3.71 per cent margin of error, 19 times out of 20.
17 Together We Stand protest
Together We Stand held a protest outside city hall earlier this month in support of the city's homeless population.

Prince George residents are evenly split about the City of Prince George’s bylaw on nuisance behaviour, which is up for final approval from city council Monday night, according to an online poll conducted this month.

The poll, which ran from June 11 to June 27, asked: What do you think of the city’s proposed Safe Streets Bylaw on “nuisance” behaviour downtown?

Twenty-one per cent of the (148 respondents) said they were very satisfied while 20 per cent (136 respondents) said they were mostly satisfied. Meanwhile, 18 per cent (128 respondents) said they were mostly unsatisfied and 22 per cent (150 respondents) said they were very unsatisfied. Five per cent (38 respondents) said they were neither satisfied or unsatisfied and 13 per cent (92 respondents) said they were not sure.

A total of 692 confirmed local votes were cast in the poll. This poll had a 3.71 per cent margin of error, 19 times out of 20.

This was a random online poll of visitors of The Citizen’s website, meaning not every visitor was invited to participate. The Citizen's polling system built into the website allows for the capture of relevant local data and provides the ability to detect and prevent fraudulent votes, as well as detect and prevent robots and filter out non-local and duplicate votes.