Burlington mayor, under pressure, to announce cop cuts tonight - VPR

The fiscal guillotine is being dropped on the Burlington Police Department - details to be announced today. Which services will be cut? What work won’t get done?

"On Wednesday, Weinberger said he wouldn’t call for a dismantling of the Burlington Police Department, but based on the public input, he was reworking the police budget. “Will there be cuts? Yes, on Monday is when I’ll be able to share the full extent of those,” he said. The Burlington Police Department has steadily increased throughout the years, though it consistently accounted for about 22% of the city’s budget, the largest share of any city department. In the most recent fiscal year, the department’s budget was more than $17 million."


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