In response to the Commentary, “No Commitment To Remove OPP Clause In Police Contract,” Aldo DiCarlo’s comment is:
This is an issue that I have spent a considerable amount of time on, specifically because of the large potential savings, $1M or more. At last night’s debate, Deputy Mayor Suttherland stated that an OPP costing takes at least 18 months. As a taxpaying resident, not a just a mayoral candidate, this both angers and frustrates me. If it does indeed take this amount of time, why then did not a single council member make the motion to request the OPP costing. If one of them did, I would like to know who and why it was voted down. ALL contracts have an expiry date. Did a single one of the current council members do their due diligence in requesting an OPP costing early enough so that we could have reviewed our options now that the contract is being negotiated? I believe the answer is no, and I’d be happy to be wrong.
You can ‘officially’ vote tomorrow:
Saturday October 18, 2014
10:00 am to 8:00 pm
In the meantime, if you haven’t already done so, you can vote for fun in the burg watch poll.
The new model, which takes effect January 1, 2015, reflects input from the Auditor General and municipalities to more fairly and transparently distribute policing costs.
- The OPP provides policing services to 324 Ontario municipalities.
- The current OPP billing model was introduced in 1998 and has not been updated in 17 years.
- The OPP acted on the Auditor General’s 2012 report in revising the billing model.
- The average per property cost for OPP services in 2015 is estimated to be $355, compared to an average of $787 (estimated) for self-policed municipalities.
Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services Newsroom
Question: This is not so much a question but a commentary I guess. After researching websites for campaign issues, I was directed to the mayoral candidate’s Facebook page who chose not to participate in answering theburgwatch. I have no issue with not answering, that’s a personal choice. What I do have issue with is them reading all of the candidate’s answers, taking them out of context, and then manipulating them to a perspective that implies incompetence. Perhaps it is a desperate attempt to steal votes or perhaps that’s who they are. Either way, hopefully the voters will question that interpretation before making a judgement.
The ACRG (Amherstburg Citizens For Responsible Government) has added a new tab called the “fiscal three” that displays how the fiscally responsible council members voted in the last 11 months.
Mary Caton’s Windsor Star article this evening mentions both the burg watch poll and the Amherstburg Election Prediction Project show DiCarlo in the lead for Mayor.
The ACRG (Amherstburg Citizens For Responsible Government) has added a new tab that displays how the ‘gang of four’ voted on some of the issues over the past 11 months.
The ACRG (Amherstburg Citizens for Responsible Government) invites you to:
Meet The Candidates
Thursday Oct 9, 6.00 PM to 9.00 PM
AMA Sportsmens’ Association Club
468 Lowes Side Road