“We’ve now gotten a good 4 or 5 year run with a good deal of reforms, and then we see, Mike Ramos still happen…A lot of folks that pushed for more training and body cams and a lot of the things that have been tried in the last five years, have to grant now that this hasn’t worked. And it’s not working. We’re not really seeing a change in the rate of police killing.
So what do we do? Well, there have been these folks who have been pushing all along to say, the issue isn’t the training or what policies are in place, the issue is that we’re relying on the police to begin with.”
The city manager has released his budget proposal for Austin’s 2020-2021 fiscal year. Here’s what you need to know.
The entire budget is $4.2 billion
The budget includes $8.1 million in cuts to the forecasted APD budget
There will be Council meetings with the opportunity for public input on July 23rd & 30th, August 12th