Policing costs offset by traffic fine revenue

The province announces traffic fine revenue has been sent to the City of Nanaimo for community safety and policing.

  • Apr. 14, 2015 8:00 a.m.

The City of Nanaimo has received more than $485,000 out of B.C.’s traffic fine revenue pot.

The B.C. government announced Friday that the City of Nanaimo has picked up $485,341 in traffic fine revenue, which it can use toward community safety and policing.

The dollars come from ticket fines and court-imposed fines on violation tickets. According to the government press release, 100 per cent of the net revenues are returned to communities.

Brian Clemens, the city’s director of finance, said they credit the money to policing budgets to offset costs.

Other dollars announcements included a $38,896 grant for the Regional District of Nanaimo and $156,475 for Lantzville. Neither grant has conditions attached.