Westfield City Councilor James Brown is sponsoring an amendment against more night clubs coming to the city's CORE downtown.
City Advancement Officer Jeffrey Daley spoke on his behalf at Tuesday night's planning board meeting.
They are hoping the city council passes an amendment that would bar certain businesses like nightclubs, tattoo parlors and pawn shops from setting up in the area.
They said it would scare people from spending money and time in the CORE downtown.
The city's planning board voted 4-3 to send a negative recommendation to the city council on that proposal.
Some fear it would keep Westfield State students from spending time and money downtown.
But supporters said that's not the case.
"More importantly we want them to be safe and providing a good education doesn't mean providing three or four nightclubs where they can drink until 2 in the morning," Daley said.
Even though the planning board voted for a negative recommendation, the city council can still approve that amendment.
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