So Oak Bay police will be able to compensate for loss of the service provided by the Regional Crime Unit and dive team without increasing expenditures? If true, that is commendable efficiency. (That’s what your Nov. 14 issue effectively says.)
Of course their budget should be increased to properly protect individuals against initiation of force.
I challenge the new council to properly support police. There’s ample money in the typical municipal budget that is wasted on glitz, pet do-gooder projects and handouts to mooching organizations – that should be spent on job one of government.