Victoria Council of the Whole votes 8 to 1 to fund Canada Day policing

Victoria's Committee of the Whole has voted 8 to 1 to allocate up to $135-thousand from the contingency fund to cover policing expenses for events -- pending final approval at the June 13th meeting.

The Finance Committee says the average cost of policing the downtown core during the massive celebration is 122-thousand dollars, and while Victoria and Esquimalt contribute to this fund, this year 78-thousand dollars of this is being left to the Police.

 If approved the funds will cover Canada Day, non-profit run community events, and military events.

Council also wants an outline on how to reduce overtime costs in the future.

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