• Ward 5 Councilor Mark Niedergang proposes $2 million cut to the $17 million Somerville Police Department budget

    To all who are interested in the Somerville Police Department (SPD) budget:
     
    Below is a memo I have sent to the City Council, the Mayor, the Chief of Police and the Administration describing proposed cuts to the Personal Services line item of $2,101,500 that I am suggesting in the SPD budget. 
     
    I have also attached some charts and tables, put together by community volunteer researchers, with data about crime stats and SPD staffing over the past 20-30 years.
     
    These two documents are also attached to the agenda for the Monday night, June 21, Finance Committee meeting.  You can find them here and use this link if you want to share them with others: http://somervillecityma.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_Meeting.aspx?ID=3386
     
    Thank you if you are interested and concerned about this issue,
     
    Mark Niedergang


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