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Monday, March 17, 2014

Police Chief To Present Common Council With A Dose Of Reality

We expect police to be there to deal with emergency situations when they're needed but will a budget frozen at 2014 levels or even with a 2% increase allow them to keep up the current level of service? 

Chief Bill Reid tells CHSJ News the police department will be giving Common Council the lowdown on what the future will look like with a budget frozen at 2014 levels. He warns it won't necessarily be a pretty picture. The Chief pointing out the Shared Risk Pension means $300-thousand dollars comes out of the police budget right off the top, which was never the case before.

Common Council has warned all city departments they'll be looking at a budget freeze in the coming year or a 2 per cent increase.