(1) Organizations providing any of the following services are encouraged to
enter into a Good Neighbour Agreement (GNA):
(a) Needle exchanges
(2) GNAs may also be used at the discretion of Council for other similar uses,
including but not limited to:
(a) liquor establishments; and
(b) drug and alcohol treatment centers.
(3) The GNA will demonstrate all parties’ desire to be responsible corporate
citizens and ensure Abbotsford remains a safe, healthy, and inclusive community
for the enjoyment of everyone.
(4) The GNA will establish reasonable behavior and responsibilities of all
parties relevant to the service being provided. This may include, but is not
limited to sections on:
(a) guiding principles;
(b) location and hours of service;
(c) noise, disorder and cleanliness;
(d) criminal activity;
(e) complaint mechanisms; and
(5) GNAs will be entered into voluntarily and in good faith by all parties.
They may include, but is not limited to, the City, Abbotsford Police Department,
Provincial government ministries and agencies, and Federal government
departments and agencies, and community service providers.
(6) The General Manager, Planning and Development Services, or his/her
designate, is authorized to negotiate, prepare, and enter into GNAs according to
the provisions as set out in this policy.
(7) Non-compliance with the terms of a signed GNA may be brought to the
attention of City Council.