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Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best slammed the Seattle City Council for its push to cut the police budget by 50% at a Monday morning news conference, and instead proposed a more modest $76 million cut amid a "reimagining" of police functions in Seattle.
"We both recognize that we have an historical opportunity and obligation to reimagine how policing can be done in Seattle," Durkan said. "We believe deeply in broad community investments which can build greater community help and less need to call 911 for help."
But she added, "Blunt cuts won't work, and a 50% cut is irresponsible."
Durkan, Best slam 50% defunding of Seattle police, offer $76M compromise
A King County judge has ruled that a recall petition filed against Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan over her handling of recent police brutality claims can proceed.
The decision, handed down on Friday, gives petitioners the green light to start gathering the signatures needed to place the measure on the ballot.
...Following the judge's ruling, petitioners now have 180 days to gather more than 56,000 signatures from registered voters in Seattle, which is 25 percent of the total votes she received during the 2017 election.
The recall effort is known as the “Fire the Mayor” campaign.
a reply to: SKEPTEK
She is pandering to the citizens who are about to remove her from office.
Too late witch.