A report was delivered at Monday night’s City Council meeting by Councillor Judy Kolada, the chair of the City’s Public Safety Committee.
The report, which was for the period of January through March 2018, included information on the City’s cold weather policy, by-law and enforcement, as well as safe operations.
The report states that stats in 2017 for the Community Safety Officers decreased due to the fact they were not on the streets from May 24th until the end of June 2017.
When it comes to the City's cold weather policy, it was enacted 41 times this winter, with a total of 153 people using the facilities. Of those 153, 118 were male and 53 were female. There was no data from last winter provided, though data was provided for 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016.
Councillor Kolada added that city administration is currently looking at changing the building and property standards by-law, as it does not give the by-law inspector the power to issue a common offence notice when a business or residence is not in compliance with property maintenance.
The full report can be found here.