MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — People packed a public hearing in Minneapolis Wednesday night to share their opinions on next year’s budget.
Mayor Jacob Frey’s proposed budget includes funding for more police officers, but not everyone agrees. A group called Reclaim the Block Coalition wants to see that money spent on programs instead.READ MORE: Daunte Wright Shooting: Demonstrators And Police Clash For 4th Night In Brooklyn Center
“We know that every dollar we give to MPD is a dollar we’re not investing in actual violence prevention,” said a member of the coalition.READ MORE: 'These Kids Are Going To Be Traumatized': Residents At Epicenter Of Daunte Wright Protests Feel Powerless
One man who supports additional officers argued companies won’t want to invest and create new jobs in Minneapolis if they don’t believe it’s safe.MORE NEWS: Daunte Wright Shooting: Fmr. Officer Kim Potter Released From Jail Hours After Arrest For Manslaughter Charges
The Minneapolis City Council plans to vote on the budget next Wednesday.