New budget webpage goes live,
Shows how TPS builds its budget,
Broadcast time: 12:23
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The public is getting a closer look at the Toronto Police Service budget through a new webpage: tps.on.ca/budget.
Chief Administrative Officer Tony Veneziano said the budget will be more accessible so that it can be better understood as well as invite community input.
“We are showing the public how we build our budget and the key components,” Veneziano said. “We want to ensure that the budget is understood, clear up any misconceptions and also answer any questions.”
“We’re very much committed to developing budgets that are affordable and sustainable in the long term, while working within the city’s fiscal pressures,” Veneziano said, of the budget that has a zero per cent increase for the second consecutive year.
The public will get the opportunity to attend a Budget Information Session hosted by the Toronto Police Services Board’s Budget Committee and moderated by Budget Committee Chair Councillor Shelley Carroll. This session will be held in the second-floor auditorium at police headquarters on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 6 p.m. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.
The Board’s Budget Committee will also hold a public meeting on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at police headquarters, led by Committee Chair Councillor Shelley Carroll, to consider the draft 2018 police budget. The Board will be presented with the Budget Committee’s recommendations for approval at the Thursday, October 26, 2017 Police Services Board meeting.
The community will have an opportunity to make deputations at both the Budget Committee meeting on Thursday, October 5, 2017 and at the Board’s regular public meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Kevin Masterman, Corporate Communications, for Chief Administrative Officer Tony Veneziano