On just about any given day, folks visiting the downtown district may see a group of people gathered outside the Main Library or City Hall on Pleasant Street. Now City Hall is making a push to move that crowd elsewhere, by asking those who provide free meals and shelter to relocate.

Maria Augusta was chatting with a few friends on the library steps, and tells WBSM News the folks she sees on a daily basis tend to be troublemakers.

Felix Codrado was spending some leisure time on the front steps of the New Bedford Public Library. He says he doesn't agree with Mayor Mitchell's push....

Mitchell has already asked the Mobile Loaves & Fishes van team and the friars of Our Lady's Chapel to relocate their meal programs further away from City Hall and the library.

 Complaints from local businesses and non-profits and concerns over quality of life have prompted the Mayor's request to have some of those services move.