A thoughtful note from one of our most KICK-ASS TKC READERS takes Mayor Q to task over his police defund math and offers AN IMPORTANT E-TAX REFERENCE that has been forgotten amid this debate . . . Check-it:
"The Mayor wants to play games with Police Department budget. Some questions should be asked the Mayor . . .
"The earnings tax is placed in the General Fund and is used in a calculation that the Police should receive 20 per cent of the General Fund. The earnings tax was first created in 1964. The first ½ percent of the earnings tax is supposed to be dedicated to the Police Department. The earnings tax generates $249 million after deductions. So the Police Department should be receiving MUCH MORE than City Hall has been allocating.
"We citizens continue to vote for the earnings tax, thus renewing previous commitments that have been made from 1964 and 1973. The vote ½ percent in 1964 was for the police and ½ per cent in 1973 was for other city services."
For those who really want to geek out on police funding numbers, check the latest KCPD budget that offers a peek at appropriations/funding sources and totally contradicts the claim that police aren't transparent with their budget . . .
Developing . . .