Traffic fine revenue offsets Nanaimo policing costs

NANAIMO – City receives more than $485K in traffic fine revenue to use toward community safety and policing.

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 the money will be credited to policing budgets to offset costs.

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