The City Council approved the budget for the city and the police department at Thursday’s legislative session. This budget has a $12,000,000 funding shortfall for the police department. The Fiscal Division staff will now begin the task of identifying options to address the shortfall. This will be a slow, methodical process. I have asked for a complete analysis regarding how much money will be saved and how it will impact the men and women of this organization. The suggestions that many of you provided earlier in the year also will be considered as we go through this process.
I want to thank all of you for all the hard work that you do for this organization and this city everyday. We have some difficult work ahead of us in the next few weeks, months, and year. There have not been any decisions made yet regarding where the cuts will take place. I pledge to you that I will keep you informed regularly as we go through this process. Look for updates here and in the Daily Informant.
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