Skip to comments.Durkan proposes $20 million in cuts to Seattle police as part of proposal to balance budget
Posted on 06/23/2020 6:19:24 PM PDT by Libloather
Mayor Jenny Durkan will propose $20 million in cuts to the Seattle Police Department in the last six months of 2020, the largest cuts to any department as the city attempts to fill a budget shortfall of around $400 million this year caused by the novel coronavirus.
The city expects to spend $233 million this year responding to the coronavirus, although some of that is money the city would have otherwise spent in other areas. Its been spent increasing on emergency food and housing assistance, providing free coronavirus testing, on support for first responders, and adapting city staffing and facilities to handle the crisis, according to the mayors office.
At the same time, the citys $1.5 billion general fund is likely to see tax revenues fall $200 million below expectations this year, as the epidemic has shuttered businesses and ground the economy to a standstill.
The mayor proposes slashing about 5% of the Seattle Police budget this year and a hiring freeze on new officers next year until a new plan is developed reflecting community priorities for public safety.
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Durkan still doesn't know that she's the problem.
I hope the mostly-peaceful rioters and mostly-peaceful looters have her address.
What a delusional fool.
just another dumb dyke trying to save her dumb ass.
the irony is before the pandemic & CHAZ, there were billboards and ads all around WA for new recruits to join the Seattle Police Dept, with signing bonuses.
private security is exploding for the rich Seattle neighborhoods.
If everyone in my street chipped in, maybe we could hire the A-Team for a few days
What if they cut all the LBQTABCXYZ budget? Aw, that would cut off all of Dirty Durkan’s buddies from their government teat. She’d much rather slip money to her homies than to police to protect the people.
I thought they were getting rid of the police.
Or was that somewhere else.
Or are people realizing how absurd that is?
The last sentence describes the essence of being of the typical dim politician.
Bullets r cheap-just shoot the bad guys.
What a morale-booster!!
Andrea mitchell almost got attacked by some weirdo..and ..she asked..not where are the social workers..but police
I would care if the starting salary was 150k for a cop and I was 20 years old, I wouldn’t want the job there or in many other cities.
Dying aint much of a living
The pain is about to get real for Seattle Residents
apparently, the SPD is having trouble
shaking down CHOPville
Ya you don’t need the Police when you’re being Invaded
They should totally defund the mayor’s office.
This ought to guarantee 150 or 200 murders next year in Seattle.
No problem. I suspect SPD will have so many vacancies they will soon be calling Seattle “pine tree detroit.”
No cops, no need for $
What has Durkan done to Seattle property values?
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