A plan to finance construction of a 24 million dollar police forensics building has been finalized.
City politicians have voted 11-4 in favour of issuing 14 million dollars in debt for the project. Final approval is in the hands of city council next week.
Those opposed, including Ward 3 Councillor Matthew Green, did so citing process insisting the decision should be made as part of the 2017 capital budget.
Police Board Chair Lloyd Ferguson argues that the city will save money by getting the tender out while contractors are still filling their order books for next year.
Police say the forensics building is needed to keep pace with the demands of DNA collection and evidence storage.