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Edmonton to Reduce Police Budget by $11M

Source: Scott Johnston 630CHED, globalnews.ca, July 07, 2020

Changes come after two weeks of public hearings which were spurred on from the anti-racism rally that happened at the Legislature.

City council has started the process of changing how police are managed in Edmonton. They passed a comprehensive plan Monday that will eventually see them working even more with social agencies to help Edmonton’s vulnerable population.

Included in the long list of provisions approved by council are an $11 million reduction to the police budget spread over 2021 and 2022, which will be reinvested in supportive housing.

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