Councillor Josh Matlow

Reducing the Cost of Paid-Duty Police Officers

As a member of the Council’s Audit Committee, I set a process in motion to reduce the number of paid-duty police officers the City needs to hire at construction and work sites.

 

I, along with many residents, find it frustrating and wrong to see uniformed police officers standing by work sites while other budgets to important City services are being cut.

 

I am happy to report that my colleagues on Audit Committee and subsequently, Council supported my motion that requests the province to follow Vancouver’s lead by ensuring that lower-paid enforcement officials are monitoring construction sites. If permitted, this initiative will save the City of Toronto, businesses and community organizations millions of dollars while ensuring that the police are focused on what they’re best at – serving and protecting us.

2014-09-09T23:20:28+00:00

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