That Community Action Policing (CAP) plan aimed at squeegees, homeless people and just about anyone else not looking crisp and clean, may end up being a year-long project, not just a summer-months effort, come next budget go-round.
Not that Mayor Mel Lastman needs the help, but word is he's planning to make the new and improved CAP plan the law-and-order cornerstone of his re-election campaign.
"He's been talking about it for a long time," says deputy mayor Case Ootes.
Of course, the mayor's chief mouthpiece, Jim Warren, isn't letting details -- like where Mel figures on getting the money for the program -- out of the bag.
Won't take much to convince the Police Association to come aboard, since it means oodles of overtime pay for the coppers.
But it seems Chief Julian Fantino would rather see CAP money, which currently stands at $2.9 million a year, funnelled into other police operations.