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Vancouver City Council has voted to forge ahead on an official New Years Eve event to be held in the downtown core.
NPA Councillor George Affleck tabled the motion to try and hold a world class new year's event in Vancouver.
"I am hopeful that as was mentioned by a couple councillors the wheels are already in motion behind the scenes so hopefully we can have something this year. I think it is important that we don't overthink what could be this New Years. As I have said I think a clock downtown and some proper policing and closing off some streets. Doesn't have to be very complicated lets just get going on it and have a fun time New Years eve."
Affleck says while he wants a more neighbourly celebration he is not against it becoming a tourist attraction.
The city has hosted on again and off again New Year's celebrations over the years.