The affairs of the city center were discussed at a civic meeting in Reykjavík City Hall yesterday, held by the Association of Shopkeepers on Laugavegur and the Association of City Center residents.
Reykjavík City Hall. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.
Problems such as violence, disturbance and lack of orderliness and possible solutions were discussed. For example, attendees asked that the operating license of the bars Monte Carlo and Mónakó on Laugavegur not be renewed, Morgunbladid reports.
Mayor of Jón Gnarr was a panelist at the meeting. He said the conclusion had been that further discussions must be encouraged and awareness raised on violence and how it can be reduced.
Gnarr stated general awareness on how to handle alcohol would deliver the best results, not further regulations.
He added increased cooperation between Reykjavík City and police authorities is underway and that more CCTV cameras are being called for, “But that is no solution.”
Click here to read about a recent attack in the city center.