Proposed Dallas budget would cut cops, boost streets and libraries

“In a rare decision during a nonrecession year, Dallas’ city manager is proposing a slight reduction in the number of police officers next fiscal year. Under the proposed budget unveiled Friday by City Manager A.C. Gonzalez, the Police Department’s sworn ranks would shrink by about 35 through attrition. That modest reduction — the force has more than 3,500 officers — is part of a broader effort to shave the department’s budget and use the savings to pay for other services that have shrunk in recent years, Gonzalez said.” The beneficiaries would include libraries, streets and animal services.” (via Dallas Morning News)

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