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City proposes minor amendments to Streets and Public Places By-law<p>​</p><p>The City of Cape Town is calling for public comment on proposed amendments to its Streets, Public Places and the Prevention of Noise Nuisances By-law. </p><p>The by-law relates to the management of streets and public places, noise nuisances and other incidental matters on all properties within Cape Town.</p><p>Since its promulgation in 2007, there have been numerous developments, like the expansion of the peace officer powers of Law Enforcement officers. </p><p>The proposed amendments relate specifically to section 22 of the by-law, guiding the City’s actions on transgressions and the recovery of costs where applicable. <br>The proposals are outlined here: <a href="https://tinyurl.com/yc3qccn5">https://tinyurl.com/yc3qccn5</a><br>‘The amendments are proposed to ensure more effective resolution of complaints from the public. It also takes into account the amended powers that have been afforded to Law Enforcement officers, and expands ways in which the City can recover costs where need be.</p><p>‘It is important to point out that there are no other amendments proposed to the original provisions of the by-law. We encourage residents to engage with the amendments and to provide feedback before the closing date. The City’s Safety and Security Portfolio Committee will consider all contributions received after the deadline for submissions closes,’ said the Portfolio Committee Chairperson, Councillor Mzwakhe Nqavashe.</p><p>Comments, input or recommendations may be submitted by:</p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">Email to <a href="mailto:lawenforcement@capetown.gov.za" target="_blank">lawenforcement@capetown.gov.za</a></div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Written submission to Leon Wentzel, Law Enforcement Department, Omniforum Building, 94 Van Riebeeck Street, Kuilsriver 7580</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Online at <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay" target="_blank">www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay</a></div></li></ul><p>The City’s Public Participation Unit will assist people who cannot read or write, people living with disabilities and people from disadvantaged groups who are unable to submit written comments, to have their comments or input recorded and submitted to the City. Contact Anathi Dywili on 021 400 9825 or <a href="mailto:anathi.dywili@capetown.gov.za" target="_blank">anathi.dywili@capetown.gov.za</a>.</p><p>The draft Streets, Public Places and the Prevention of Noise Nuisances By-law is available for viewing at <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay" target="_blank">www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay</a>.</p><p>Contact Leon Wentzel on <a>021 444 0231</a> or <a href="mailto:lawenforcement@capetown.gov.za" target="_blank">lawenforcement@capetown.gov.za</a> for further information on the draft amendments.</p><p> <br> <strong>End</strong><br></p>2020-04-21T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#fe1372cc-3168-4376-b201-0a8a04d6081e;L0|#0fe1372cc-3168-4376-b201-0a8a04d6081e|by-law;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#d46623e9-667a-448a-b238-66e1df88fb07;L0|#0d46623e9-667a-448a-b238-66e1df88fb07|public place1

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