As predicted here earlier, Vision Councillor Raymond Louie has now introduced a last-minute motion to halt any future funding to expand the successful Ambassador program.
You will recall that the Vancouver Police Union threatened the City with legal action if it went forward and provided funding to support the Ambassador program.
Here's what Tom Stamatakis, president of the Vancouver Police Union, told the Georgia Straight:
“If the Vision group gets elected and we see a new mayor on that side, well, they’ve been quite clear that they don’t think it’s appropriate for tax dollars to be used to fund what are essentially private security guards working for only a very small constituency in the city,”
No reaction yet from the various Business Improvement Associations throughout the city who may have been counting on some of this funding to get more eyes and ears on their streets.