Amid considerations over crime, Vancouver mayor says police are well-funded – BC | Globalnews.ca

Amid concerns over crime, Vancouver mayor says police are well-funded - BC | Globalnews.ca

2021-11-24 08:52:32

Vancouver’s mayor delivered his ultimate State of the Metropolis deal with earlier than subsequent 12 months’s municipal elections.

Chatting with the Better Vancouver Board of Commerce on Tuesday, Kennedy Stewart stated the town is on tempo to approve practically 100,000 properties over a 10-year interval, nicely forward of targets.

He additionally stated the town continues to maneuver in direction of changing into extra walkable and transit-oriented, a key element of the town’s Local weather Emergency Motion Plan.


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Stewart acknowledged that extra must be performed to get the town again on observe, particularly amid considerations over rising crime and vandalism.

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“The operations of the police, we’ve to ensure they’re well-funded,” he stated.

“I feel they’re well-funded. However that shall be one other factor that we discuss by way of the talk. We’re ready for the police board’s submission to us as to what they suppose they require this 12 months and in order that shall be rolled into the price range debates.”

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John Clerides has had the home windows of his enterprise, Marquis Wine Cellars, smashed a number of occasions. He stated he stated crime is on the rise in his neighborhood and the police want extra assist.

“His elementary accountability — No. 1 over something — is to maintain the residents protected,” he stated.

Coun. Lisa Dominato stated crime is likely one of the prime considerations she is listening to from residents.

“I’d wish to see the mayor really deal with our considerations and present as much as deal with these points,” she stated.

“We’ve just lately had a variety of briefings with VPD. The mayor wasn’t current for these conferences across the price range and across the points which are going through the town, and I’d wish to see him concerned in that.”

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Tuesday’s occasion was Stewart’s ultimate State of the Metropolis deal with earlier than subsequent fall’s municipal elections.

He faces a crowded area as not less than three candidates — John Coupar of the Non-Partisan Affiliation, Ken Sim of the  new A Higher Metropolis get together, and political strategist Mark Marissen — intend to problem him for the mayor’s chair.

 




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