The City spent money to respond to calls at the Occupy Victoria camp. However, most of that would’ve been spent anyway; only the cost of clean up is actually new. Officers that responded were already on duty, and serve the entire community.
I suggest that this is a deliberate manipulation of residents to justify the city’s actions.
With policing, it is no secret that Victoria is experiencing fiscal challenges, and promotes itself as the centre of the universe – sorry, Vancouver island – and needs the CRD to compensate them for their poor spending choices.