Where is the mayor on this?
The Madison Common Council voted 12 to 7 Tuesday 02-22-22 to accept a three-year, $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to hire six additional police officers. The city must match one-quarter of the cost in its 2023 budget with the city eventually on the hook for the full amount.
The final decision will be made later this year during 2023 budget deliberations. Key will be whether Mayor Satya budgets for it. Some of last night’s “yes” alders have already signaled that they may/will change their vote to “no” during budget season, according to Madison Area Safety Connection.
𝐍𝐎 — 7:
Yannette Figueroa Cole
𝐘𝐄𝐒 — 12:
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Only takes three to switch.