Decision on money for police kicked down the road
GONZALES- A long-standing fight over funding for new crime-fighting tools continues here.
Monday night, the traditional three-member voting bloc disagreed with providing money for crime cameras and motorcycles for the police department. However, the group suggested providing money to pay for new police cars. Still, it was not enough to satisfy the mayor and police chief.
In April, the mayor asked for a $437,000 budget that included money for nine new police cars, motorcycles and cameras. Three council members - Terance Irvin, Timothy Vessel and Gary Lacombe - said the chief didn't need all that money for new cars and cut the department's budget by $110,000.
At the next council meeting, the group will consider the proposal to fund new police cars. The next city council meeting is November 10th.
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