The inaugural meeting of the RCMP Contract Management Committee may have been a lot of talk about process and housekeeping issues, but the mayor hopes it will bear fruit in the future.
Mayor Peter Milobar, who is one of 10 representatives on the B.C. committee, said Friday he’s hoping it’ll help down the road with communication and understanding in terms of timing of things and cost pressures.
The committee was created through the Union of B.C. Municipalities after the cities relying on RCMP officers for their policing were hit unexpectedly by dramatically increasing costs.
“It’s really meant to manage some of the points and things that can come up with contracts. Things that in practice turn out to need amending or massaging,” he said.
He expected the group will meet about four times a year to start, then less frequently as it moves ahead on issues.