Sexual Harassment, Pub Crawls & Drinking Alcohol will be Fined if ANNOYING
Ada Colau's Government proposed modifying anti-social laws, differentiating between vulnerable and anti-social people, while focusing on use of public spaces when it is a nuisance, "from a more social than criminal approach"
"The new laws won't treat all cases equally: there are social cases due to loneliness, exclusion and problems which must be dealt with by Social Services, and not because of anti-social behaviour and causing a nuisance" - Deputy Mayor Jaume Asens
Barcelona City Council initially approved these proposals, which initiates the debate, with the aim of being definitively approved next summer and being effective from Autumn 2018.
This includes for the first time 'Pub Crawls' - aimed for tourists, which include free shots and nightclub entrance - banning them throughout Barcelona, while they are only currently banned in Ciutat Vella.
They foresee a new chapter on noise reduction in public spaces, which also plans to sanction noise from inside homes if it bothers the neighbors - until now it was only included in the Environment Ordinance - and the entrances and exits to nightlife venues if there is noise on the street.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT & DISCRIMINATION
NO MORE SEX ON THE BEACH!!
Current regulations only sanction if it's paid for, something the Council plans to extend to all cases when sexual relations are maintained in plain view, in public spaces or near schools.
The use of fountains for washing is no longer prohibited in the proposal, but may be sanctioned by the Environment Ordinance in the case of using chemical products which may affect the water or the environment.
Despite sleeping in public and camping are prohibited, it won't be fined if done due to freedom of expression, such as a protest.