Proposed Dallas Budget Would Increase Money For Libraries, Cut Cash For Police
Dallas city manager A.C. Gonzalez has released his proposed budget today, which would cut money from the police department to help increase funds for other city services such as streets, animal services, and libraries. Gonzalez is recommending $3 million more for the libraries in next year’s budget, plus another $3 million the following year. He says it will allow 12 library branches and the central library downtown to return to opening their doors seven days per week.
The Dallas city manager's proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year calls for cuts in the police department to help restore funding for other city services. Those other services - including libraries, streets, and animal services - have been neglected in recent years, according to City Manager A.C. Gonzalez.