As the vendors have caused the problems like the city look and the traffic safety issues, the police has been clamping down on the vendors to maintain the clean look of the city, which has become the focus of the Taichung council meeting. The councilors expressed their concern of the vendors' living and pleaded for putting off the operation. However, mayor Hu said that despite the fact it's important to concern the vendors' living, the principles of "not dirty, not chaotic, not affecting the traffic" shouldn't be compromised. He also stressed that the operation is aimed at the new vendors who challenge the principles.
Mayor Hu said that the issues triggered by vendors have been one of the city's major tasks. If the police let sporadic vendors slide, over the time, the number will increase and that's when it's too late to mend. As a result, he asked the police to keep an eye on the new vendors with new approaches, which are different from the ones agreed on the past.
Many councilors said that by giving out rewards to the police for clamping down on the vendors has greatly affected the vendors' living. They hope the police put off the operation. However, Mayor Hu thinks the other way. Yet, as for the rewards regarding giving out fines to the vendors, the police should file reports stating their opinions.