According to the proposed budget, $11.3 million from the Austin Police Department's budget will then be reallocated to alternative public safety strategies and public health services, including mental health, first response, and family violence programs.
In June, Cronk revealed key changes in the works for the 2021 budget regarding the Austin Police Department.
The council unanimously passed measures that will allow for citizens and/or businesses to be fined for violating any local health and safety rules, including the face covering requirement.
The meeting comes as the number of cases and hospitalizations in the state and in Austin-Travis County continue to rise.
On Friday, the PAC wrote to city leaders who took the pledge asking them to return any money they had received.
Casar responded on Twitter that he will donate the funds he received from APA, as opposed to returning the money.
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The item further directs the city manager to provide recommendations to city council for scaling down and/or retaining the protected bike lanes when social distancing is no longer required.
According to the nonprofit, if they receive 20,000 validated signatures from Austin residents by July 18, the ordinance will be placed on the November ballot.
He said Austin police should no longer have to answer to City Council.
The changes are designed to improve safety and enhance the livability of Austin streets for all road users, including people riding bikes and walking, and those who are mobility impaired.
Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison joins FOX 7 Austin to speak on Austin City Council reshaping the police department after two weeks of protests.
Police budget talks will begin in July, with a budget release happening in August.
Council members are voting on a handful of items that could bring changes to the Austin Police Department.
Austin City Council recently approved funding to continue the program through July 2020.
The Austin City Council explained what agenda items will be discussed in the next meeting this Thursday.
After more than a week of protests in the city following the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Mike Ramos in Austin, the council added three items to Thursday's agenda.
The Austin City Council will take up specific items related to police reform in the wake of protests in the city.
APA says in a release that if passed, the resolutions, particularly Casar's Item 95 and Harper-Madison's Item 96, could cut over 190 police positions from the next city budget and half the next police cadet class indefinitely.
Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza is expected to be joined by council members Natasha Harper-Madison, Greg Casar, and Jimmy Flanningan.