Sacramento is set to push back against the “defund the police” movement while planning to reveal its highest police budget on record.
“The proposed police budget is set just shy at $165.8 million, a roughly $9.4 million increase from last year’s amended budget,” Fox News reported Saturday.
City Manager Howard Chan put forth the annual budget, which is scheduled to begin with the fiscal year on July 1.
“One notable item was the police budget, which has continued to grow year over year — barring a small amendment last year to remove $1 million,” the outlet continued:
Sacramento had voted in October 2020 to push for “new approaches” to public safety, but the new budget covers a number of changes that would be necessary for general police reforms. The budget covers a number of additions, including five new officers and necessary equipment, such as body cameras — set at $1.6