Coun. Lois Jackson brought forward a notice of motion at Monday’s Delta council meeting seeking further information with regards to funds that were spent by the Delta Police on a public relations firm last June to handle the fallout from an incident involving Chief Neil Dubord’s wife Lorraine, which has since been resolved.
Last week, Global News revealed that through an appeal of their February Freedom of Information, they received and released a detailed breakdown of the PR firms’ invoices, which included such things as advice to the police board, prepared statements, and responses to public questions.
Jackson’s notice of motion asks that the DPD management team, along with the Delta Police Board, respond to the public‘s questions about how department members appropriately distanced themselves from proceedings, and on what date did the police board approve the hiring of the PR firm, now revealed to be Navigator.
Following the motion, Coun. Bruce McDonald asked that staff get a legal opinion as to what council can and can’t do when it comes to discussions around police spending.
Council previously debated at several meetings in February about provisions in the Police Act and the role of the Police Board as well as council when it comes to police spending.
The notice of motion will be discussed at the Aug. 9 council meeting.