Have to agree with staff on this. This should be cancelled. Seasonal security only can do observe and report and quite frankly that’s a huge amount of money and they aren’t proving to be worth the cost – $40,000 a year is a huge amount of money for only 8 follow up calls in one year, you do the math. I was never a proponent of this as a good means to service the city as it only helped certain businesses over others, it again is only observe and report and has proven year after year to statistically not be worth the cost. The money can be better spent on other things. I hope council cuts this from the budget and is fiscally conservative.
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City of Vernon staff recommending council not bring back security program for 2023
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