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‘Not if but when’ for White Rock cameras

White Rock Coun. Al Campbell says it
White Rock Coun. Al Campbell says it's only a matter of time before cameras will be needed on the city's waterfront.
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White Rock may not be able to justify surveillance cameras along the waterfront yet, but Al Campbell is confident that time will come.

“It’s not a case of if, it’s when,” the city councillor said Monday, in discussing a staff report advising against proceeding with such a system. “I think at some point or the other… it’s got to be in the best interests of the city.”

Campbell, who last June first suggested looking into such a system, said his motion was meant to help the two bylaw officers charged with monitoring the area.

For the price of hiring one or two more, “a lot of cameras” could be put in place, he told Peace Arch News Wednesday.

Still, Campbell said he is satisfied with the report’s findings.

“It was all about qualification,” he said. “At some point… I really believe it will be there.”

Last summer, only Coun. Helen Fathers opposed investigating the use of closed-circuit cameras.

City manager Dan Bottrill suggested Monday that cameras be  considered for the works yard, to combat illegal dumping.

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