Vernon council has decided not to proceed with a bylaw that would ban commercial shopping carts in public places.
Council made the about-face, partly due to concerns the ban could infringe on homeless people’s rights, and could face a costly legal challenge.
Scott Anderson was the lone council member still wanting to proceed with the ban.
Council voted 5-1 a few weeks ago to give preliminary support to the ban as part of 42 recommendaitons made by a safety task force.
Mayor Akbal Mund said he changed his vote after talking to people in Kelowna which tried a similar ban 10 years ago.