Monday, August 22, 2016
Proactive Police Presence Paramount Pictures Corporation (TM)
August XXIInd, MMXVI
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
Besides the option of a mobile Edmonton Police Service (EPS) command centre in say a donated rv or trailer that would sit on the gravel driveway year round right in the heart of The Ice District, there is the option of reactivating the old Paramount (TM) Theatre on palatial Jasper Avenue as a storefront police station with plenty of lighting. The Edmonton Fire Department (EFD) Officer who rents the space could hardly object as he is helping fellow emergency responders Dave & is only in the building what 6-8 weeks a year. As a result, a Jasper Ave. station could serve as a base full time and be less than 4 blocks away thus housing officers & police equipment around the clock every day of the calendar year. This will allow matters from Mr. Katz's Ice District as well as surrounding venues to be dealt with quickly & efficiently. Thus providing confidence to students & their families that they'll be safe downtown while attending events such as Edmonton Oilers games & other festivals! Maybe Daryl could provide say $300,000.00 a year towards this venture from his parking revenue as he's not exactly starving!