Tuesday April 3, 2012

BC Gov't News

Preserving the Police 

Chilliwack City gets a half-million dollars to help cover inflationary increases in public safety

Released by Jordan Simmons, BC Gov'ernment Caucus

 

he City of Chilliwack will receive $549,937 as part of the Province's $65-million funding infusion to help communities across B.C. with their policing costs. This funding represents the latest installment of the Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF).

 

"This funding is great news for Chilliwack and will benefit the entire community. The Strategic Community Investment Fund will help local governments manage their policing costs and invest effectively in their communities," said Chilliwack MLA John Les in a release Tuesday.

 

The SCIF was established to stimulate local economies, create jobs and encourage overall growth. It distributes $30 million in Small Community and Regional District Grants and $30 million from the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program to communities across B.C. to support investments in basic local government services.

Some background

  • SCIF restructures the Small Community and Regional District Grants and the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Program so that communities receive provincial funding earlier and throughout the year, rather than in one installment. This provides more financial certainty and stability for grant recipients.
     

  •  The Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Program assists eligible municipalities that directly pay police enforcement costs. The grants come from ticket fines and court-imposed fines on violation tickets, and the amount of money a municipality receives is based on its contribution to municipal policing costs.
     

  • The Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Program assists eligible municipalities that directly pay police enforcement costs

 

For more information about B.C. local governments, visit: www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd

 

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