More than $1.6 million in revenue from traffic fines is being returned to Langley, and the money is being directed for essential services and to keep families safe.
The provincial government announced on July 5 that Langley will receive a $1,612,780 grant from the Strategic Community Investment Fund.
It is topped up by the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program which helps municipalities that directly pay for police enforcement costs.
The grants come from ticket fines and court-imposed fines on violation tickets, the amount of money a municipality receives based on its contribution to total municipal policing costs.
This money will provide additional funding for local policing services and crime prevention programs.
“Langley families want safe communities,” said Langley MLA Mary Polak. “Using the money from traffic fines means less demand on taxpayers for crime prevention.”
Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman said that moeny from this program “will allow us to put more police on our roads and provide additional resources for crime prevention.”