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How Can We Rethink Police Budgets?

How Can We Rethink Police Budgets?

-The Polco Minute #10 with Angelica Wedell-


Keep on top of the latest best practices and news in local government and civic engagement.

In this episode, we reveal some valuable guidance for developing new police and public safety budgets. Next, we travel to Phoenix, Arizona to hear how they are saving farms and feeding the people. Last, we share why Polco cares so much about privacy. 

Time for Change: A Practical Approach to Rethinking Police Budgeting 

-By Government Finance Officers Association-

The need for a new look at police and public safety has wide popular support. However, the path forward is not clear.  With GFOA's Financial Foundations Framework, we can explore new rules for budgeting that differ from the traditional budget process’s norms. These new rules are better suited to the problems local governments are dealing with. Read more. 

Phoenix Didn’t Just Feed the Hungry. It Saved Farms and Restaurants 

-By Chris Malloy, Bloomberg CityLab-

An innovative use of federal aid preserved jobs and small businesses while providing nearly 50,000 meals. Read more.

Top Four Reasons Why Polco Protects Your Privacy 

-By Julia Steege-Reimann, Polco-

At Polco, privacy matters to us. A lot. In fact, it’s core to our mission of letting every voice count. So why will Polco never share your individual data? Read more.

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