Please DO NOT DEFUND the Police department or Public Safety Budget. Programs or training need to be in place to help with the current situation. Not all officers are bad. Most leave their families not knowing if they will return to see them. With police officers possibly having their jobs cut their might be an increase in crimes.
Please consider defunding the police in order to re-invest in our communities, schools, and public services. In any case, but especially looking at the impact of COVID-19, it is critical that we re-allocate funds to the departments that need it MOST. That would be education FIRST; our state is one of the lowest ranked in the nation in that category - does the city value police more than our students and teachers?
I support the city budget as presented. Please DO NOT DEFUND the Police department or Public Safety Budget. Remember the hiring freeze 10* years ago. We have not recovered. We will be again asking our Police dept to work with what they have. Our officers go into situations that most people will not do and most leave their families not knowing if they will go home. Please do not defund the Police department. We will be in a bad place and the issues will continue. Don't DEFUND.
DO NOT DEFUND THE POLICE and open up the city! Defunding Police is the most insane thing I've heard. Don't let our city be susceptible to being burned down like Minneapolis and the rest of these cities.