Calgary mayor addresses police budget ahead of meeting about anti-racism commitments
September 6, 2020
As the City of Calgary explores cost savings ahead of budget discussions in the fall, Mayor Naheed Nenshi said that it is time for police to trim its budget.
More than $400 million is being allocated yearly to CPS between 2019 and 2022, according to City of Calgary budget documents.
“Obviously the police are the largest line item in our city budget,” Nenshi said. “We cannot go into the kind of budget we’re looking at where we’re looking at as many savings for taxpayers as possible, without looking at the largest line item in our budget.”