The City of Windsor will be softening some of its security policies based partly on recommendations made by local civil liberties groups.

Prior rules called for a six-month trespass notice for anyone whose conduct was considered ‘disruptive.’

An example is someone whose behaviour threatened to disrupt a meeting of city council. Each case will now be assessed on an individual basis.

The city's lawyer, George Wilkki, says the policy changes strike a balance without sacrificing safety.

“We can deal in some kind of mediation situation, rather than just issuing a notice," says Wilkki. “I think it gives us more flexibility to handle individual circumstances better.”

The guidelines are set forth to protect city employees and citizens who deliver and make use of city services.

It includes meetings of council.