Posted on June 21, 2011
Revealed: key city report on Stanley Cup playoff preparations, police budgetting and review of 1994 riot
Many reporters, including the Globe‘s Gary Mason, are demanding to know the details of City of Vancouver decision-making in the run-up to what became the 2011 Stanley Cup riot. Specifically, did Chief Jim Chu have sufficient budget, did he make the key decisions without political interference and did council have knowledge of the 1994 “Riot Report” recommendations?
Here, revealed for the umpteenth time, is the VPD’s report to council April 19, 2011, which set out all the material facts in a public meeting. The budget was outlined, the process for handling overruns was spelled out and the detailed VPD consideration of various “riot reports” laid out for all to see.