NORTH SHORE – The North Shore is receiving $2,024,918 in Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF) grants from the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program. Communities receiving funding are:
- North Vancouver (City): $574,406
- North Vancouver (District): $775,164
- West Vancouver: $675,348
Why this matters:
- With this installment, we have now invested over $975 million in the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program and Small Community Regional District Grants since 2001.
- SCIF grants allow communities to invest in their own priority projects.
- The Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program helps municipalities that directly pay for police enforcement costs. The grants come from ticket fines and court-imposed fines on violation tickets, and the amount of money a municipality receives is based on its contribution to total municipal policing costs.
- This money will provide additional funding for local policing services and crime prevention programs.
“My family and friends live and work on the North Shore. So, I am glad that the Province is making this significant investment to increase safety in our neighbourhoods.”
– North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA Naomi Yamamoto
“I am pleased that 100 per cent of traffic fines are returned to local communities for improvements in public safety.”
– West Vancouver-Sea to Sky MLA Joan McIntyre
“This investment in crime prevention initiatives will certainly help keep crime off our streets.”
– West-Vancouver-Capilano MLA Ralph Sultan
- Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program funds come from fines on violation tickets.
- Learn more about B.C. local governments: http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/.