Motion To: WHEREAS it is the role of the Ottawa Police Services Board to ensure that the Police Service is focused on keeping Ottawa safe, which includes keeping its fiscal house in order; WHEREAS the Ottawa Police Services Board reduced their original budget ask of $4,795 million from the Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve Fund to $2.4M on February 20, 2019 at their Finance and Audit Committee meeting; and WHEREAS Council recognizes that policing is just one pillar of crime prevention and that efforts to address the root causes of poverty in our communities can pay dividends towards crime prevention; WHEREAS local stakeholders have identified inadequate housing as a key driver of crime and social instability and have consistently requested additional city-wide funding to fast-track our affordable housing investments; WHEREAS one-time funds are required to support community organizations that have a realistic plan and a proven capacity to engage and support local youth at risk – to creat
Absent/RecusedG. Darouze (a)
L. Dudas (a)
Vote recorded from Finance and Economic Development Committee on 2019-03-05 regarding agenda item 2019 DRAFT OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGET - FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE.