The Police Services Board has several healthy reserves available to cover certain costs. Some of those are for Vehicle Replacement costs, Sick leave, Tax Stabilization, Capital Expenditures, Vacation Pay, Police Litigation, Special Events and Police rewards. These reserves are intended to spread out fluctuations in costs or reduce pressures in current operating expenditures.
The . . . → Read More: City Finances: Police Board Needs to Take Financial Responsibility
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Another $400K, this time invested in consultants, outside our borders, for what appears to be a fairly straight forward information gathering IT project. This is in addition to the salaries paid to the City’s IT department. That should not be taken as a shot at the hardworking, frontline IT . . . → Read More: ACCOUNTABILITY 2014!
The Police Board budget meeting was held in public in the City Hall Council Chamber on November 27, 2012. It was the first police budget meeting I have attended. The Council Chamber was filled with uniformed and non-uniformed police officers, there to show solidarity for their chief. Their chief financial officer, deputies and an accountant . . . → Read More: 2013 Police Budgeting Needs a Change of Culture