Mayor Jon Mitchell is not ruling out establishing curfew zones in the City of New Bedford. 

The idea was first suggested by City Councilor Brian Gomes.

Mitchell says curfews might be useful in certain situations, but he has questions....

Mitchell says there is no proposal before him, so right now he can't say whether he'd be for it, or not.

The City Council sent the curfew zone proposal to the Ordinance Committee, and instructed the Council Attorney to draft an ordinance for discussion.