Council members’ budget proposals: the notable and the nutty

In the first round of Council members’ budget proposals, they collectively submitted over one hundred items. Most of them are straightforward and, frankly, boring; such is the people’s business.  But several proposals deserve more attention, because of either their size, their importance, their virtues, or their tendency to raise eyebrows.

Keep in mind that none of these have actually been approved yet; they have merely been proposed. But they provide interesting insights into the Council members’ thinking.

In no particular order:

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The North Precinct and new affordable housing

Council member Kshama Sawant has been stumping non-stop for her plan to kill off the last vestiges of the North Precinct police station plan, and to divert the funds to build 1000 units of affordable housing. Her proposal came up for discussion in the Council’s budget discussions yesterday, and it didn’t fare well.

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