Hamilton councillors will again debate the proposed expanded use of police Tasers.
Police chief Glenn DeCaire has written a letter, saying there is an imperative need to poll public opinion in the next several weeks.
DeCaire says if the service is to stay on track for the implementation of Tasers for front line officers by next June, public opinion polling needs to be done by December 1st.
The letter also includes a police board report recommending council also weigh in on the plan.
However, there could be some push back from council on the 1-million dollar cost.
Councillor and Police Services Board member Lloyd Ferguson says the timeline won’t fly.
He adds council isn’t likely to deal with a million dollar line item outside of the usual budget process.