City’s statement on Occupy costs are bogus

The City spent money to respond to calls at the Occupy Victoria camp.

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.

William Perry

Victoria