Some residents seek 50% cut to Pittsburgh police budget; city council members say that’s illegal | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh City Council members listened for about two hours Tuesday as some three dozen speakers criticized the city’s 2021 budget proposal, asked for a 50% cut in the police department’s budget and wanted to see increased spending on social service programs.

Most of the 45 people who signed up to speak during Tuesday’s meeting said they were associated with a “Stop the Station” movement that has railed against relocating a police station from Washington Boulevard to East Liberty. The return of the Zone 5 station to East Liberty has been in the works since 2019.

The plan to move the station was the subject of one of a multitude of protests this summer.

Source: Some residents seek 50% cut to Pittsburgh police budget; city council members say that’s illegal | TribLIVE.com