Fresno

Police aren’t defunded as Fresno OKs 90-day stopgap budget

The Fresno City Council adopted a budget on Tuesday, continuing last year’s $1.3 billion spending plan for another three months.

“For an elected official, this is the year from hell, but we’ve all done a remarkable job and all the pressure of working together,” Fresno Mayor Lee Brand said.

The most interest from the public revolved around how to fund police. Several called for changes, with some going as far as to call for defunding police.

The plan essentially keeps last year’s spending in place, including $184 million for police from the general fund.

Here’s more from David Taub at GVWire.

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