|Presenter(s):||Brian Borncamp, Vanessa Glushefski, Marielle Smith, Andrea Ó Súilleabháin|
|Date:||July 8, 2020, 12-1:30 pm|
In recent decades, cities across the US have dramatically increased their spending on policing, criminalization, and incarceration--often while decreasing funding for community services, infrastructure, and neighborhood priorities. According to one study, many cities allocate 20% to 45% of their discretionary funds to policing. Buffalo fits this trend, with 28% of the City's 2020-2021 $519 million budget allocated to the Buffalo Police Department.
As the call to re-examine police spending grows, this workshop will breakdown the Buffalo Police Department budget and answer these questions:
In examining the police budget, speakers will also share ideas for how to reallocate funding from policing to community priorities and community-led safety efforts.
Register here: https://bit.ly/2Njig6z.