Submitted. Abbotsford will receive $1,534,220 from the B.C. government’s Strategic Community Investment Fund, MLAs Darryl Plecas and Simon Gibson announced today.
Cover Photo: MLA Darryl Plecas
Funding is coming from the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Program — part of almost $74 million being invested into communities across B.C. to help cover costs of policing, new equipment, increased community safety initiatives, infrastructure and other priorities.
“The city will appreciate the flexibility associated with unconditional funding,” Abbotsford-Mission MLA Simon Gibson said.“This particular funding package takes pressure off local taxpayers,” Abbotsford South MLA Darryl Plecas said.
The Strategic Community Investment Fund includes the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Program, Small Community Grant and Regional District Grant Programs. The Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program directly assists eligible municipalities that pay police enforcement costs. Funding comes from ticket fines and court-imposed fines on violation tickets.
For more information on the Strategic Community Investment fund click here.