I support this resolution
We need to listen to the community and reimagine our public safety. We do not need to increase the police budget, the police are often causing more harm than safety. We need to reallocate the funds to other programs and support services that will keep our communities safe and healthy. We need to invest in mental health 1st responders, youth programs, arts programs, healthy food services, restorative and transformative programs, housing for the displaced and so much more. We don't need money spent on cop academies, OPD’s overtime abuses, $19m on police buildings and time and resources spent on planning for a new $500 million dollar OPD headquarters. There are kids and folks sleeping in make shift houses on the streets and underpasses. Schools are structurally falling apart and ya'll want to keep feeding these oppressive systems. Please do what's best for our community by putting these fund where they are needed.