By The Center for Popular Democracy
Original article found here
- Among the jurisdictions profiled, police spending vastly outpaces expenditures in vital community resources and services, with the highest percentage being 41.2 percent of general fund expenditures in Oakland.
- Among cities profiled, per capita police spending ranges from $381 to as high as $772.
- Consistent community safety priorities emerged across jurisdictions. Most notable among them are demands for mental health services, youth programming, and infrastructure such as transit access and housing.
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