"The city has allocated $850,000 to pay for the estimated 6,000 free passes"
so is the city saying they have made $850,000 from sunday parking revenues to pay for this because i remember reading that it wasn't going to paid for by my city taxes...
and this would be just for kids living within the boundaries of Victoria proper, so there will be some schools out there where half the kids would get passes but the other half don't (lansdowne middle school for example it sits right on the boarder between victoria and saanich and it's catchment straddles for both Victoria and Saanich)
Also note that the passes only go to public school students. Students who live in Victoria but attend a private school are not eligible for the program, it looks like.