By Paul J. Henderson, The Times
Chilliwack is sick and tired of the exorbitant and unsustainable cost of policing and the city doesn't want to take it anymore.
At the last meeting, city council directed Mayor Sharon Gaetz to draft a letter to federal and provincial representatives on the topic of "the rapidly increasing cost of RCMP police services and the affordability of these services in the future . . . and the accountability of the RCMP to local governments for the delivery of police services at the local level."
Of residents' municipal tax bills, 29 per cent goes to pay for policing costs and it's even worse in other communities.