City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) wants to give Bostonians a safer way to complete transactions arranged on Craigslist and other online sites.
In a proposed ordinance to be discussed at the City Council's regular meeting on Wednesday, O'Malley proposes using spaces in city police stations for "e-commerce exchange zones:"
"E-commerce Exchange Zones would provide residents with a safe, well-lit and neutral location to conduct exchanges of goods or money such as the sale of event tickets or other items," he writes. Because Boston police stations are already open 24 hours a day, these zones could be created at little cost.
The council will likely send the proposal to a committee for a hearing before voting on it.
The council's meeting begins at noon in its fifth-floor chambers in City Hall.