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Mayor Carter's extra spending on public safety focuses on community initiatives, not more cops

 

November 21, 2019

Glen Stubbe – Star Tribune

St Paul Mayor Melvin Carter rose to present a $1.5 million supplemental public safety budget proposal to the City Council on Wednesday afternoon.

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter asked the City Council for nearly $1.7 million in public safety funding on Wednesday amid disagreement with his police chief over how to best fight a 25-year high in gun violence.

In a rare presentation to the council, Carter outlined a wide-ranging proposal that would use a "community-first" approach to confront what he calls a public health crisis. It would task city departments and outside groups with expanding youth employment, encourage landlords to rent to people with criminal histories and launch a communications center for sharing information about public safety downtown, among other steps.

http://www.startribune.com/mayor-carter-chief-axtell-divided-on-approach-to-gun-violence/565231402/

 

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