Calgary police funding tops public submissions for city budget
LiveWire covered the presentations to City Council during the budget debates in late 2020. Our Board Chair, The Rev. Anna Greenwood-Lee, presented along with several others from the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good.
Calgary police funding dominated public submissions during the first day of the city’s budget process.
Rev. Anna Greenwood-Lee, with the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good described a situation where police arrived at one of her parishioners after a welfare check on her son, who was found dead. She said it was an awkward moment for all involved.
“This is one of the many examples I have of where we need to look at alternative call models. It’s expensive and frankly inappropriate to send armed officers to these types of calls. We can do better,” she said.
- LiveWire Calgary, "Calgary police funding tops public submissions for city budget," - Link