Union Tribune: San Diego City Council increases police funding, after thousands lobbied for cuts

Protesters gathered outside San Diego City Hall on Monday demanding that some San Diego Police Department funding be diverted to a rental assistance program.

As reported by the San Diego Union Tribune, City Council supported proposed city Office on Race and Equity and increased money for renters. More than 4,400 San Diego residents flooded City Hall with phone calls and emails Monday demanding the city reduce police funding and redirect the money toward rent relief, mental health and boosting the local minority community.

After 12 hours of speakers and debate, the City Council declined to reduce police funding. The council agreed to create a new city Office on Race and Equity, and it increased rent relief funding by nearly $5 million to $15.1 million.

That’s an excerpt; read the entire report dated June 8, 2020, from the San Diego Union Tribune at https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/story/2020-06-08/thousands-lobby-san-diego-city-council-to-reduce-police-funding-boost-programs-for-minorities

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