Strapped Burlington budget will include more $$ for racial justice - Fox 44

Details to come on Monday - but Burlington won’t be defunding its police department, Mayor Miro Weinberger said.

"This week, hundreds of Burlingtonians weighed in during public comment periods of board of finance and police commission meetings, which Weinberger characterized as “part of an overdue and much needed reckoning about policing and safety”. Details on how much money will be backing these efforts and what specific areas it’ll go toward will come at Monday’s city council meeting. Weinberger added that he’s been watching what other cities across the country are doing, but made it clear that dismantling the police department is not on the table. The Minneapolis City Council signed a pledge to do so, and Council President Lisa Bender visited Burlington as a keynote speaker for the 2019 BTV Housing Summit."

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