After plenty of pushback from residents, the City of Kelowna will be taking steps to move the homeless population of Leon Avenue away from the downtown street today.

The decision finally comes after an inspection by the Kelowna Fire Department deemed the living conditions on Leon to be “too hazardous.”

People will be told to pack up their belongings and leave the area early this afternoon, but they aren’t being left without a place to go.

The City has established a pair of spots where the homeless population will be permitted to go set up their tents for temporary overnight shelter.