The largest chunk of cannabis costs is police. Can you talk about why that’s important? Chief Knecht has been asking for more police officers for years.
City Council have agreed on a funding formula for police and this formula was used in the last budget cycle. Earlier this year, it was officially put into policy. This funding formula is based on inflation expectations and population growth, with some efficiencies built in. It's intended to support police in the overall growth of resources they need for safety and security in the City of Edmonton. Annexation and cannabis are factors but they're incremental.
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