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2019 – 2020 law enforcement budget

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Items related to law enforcement on this agenda: Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Update

General Fund

36% of Berkeley's 2019 – 2020 General Fund was spent on law enforcement.
A general fund is a city’s primary account, funded by taxes (like property and sales tax) and used to pay for services such as the fire department, public works, parks, community services and more.

In comparison

Here are some examples of 2019 – 2020 budget items that received less funding than law enforcement:

Law enforcement
Health, Housing, Community Services
Parks, Recreation, Waterfront

Decision Makers

The city manager (hired by the city council) prepares and submits a proposed 2-year budget and any budget amendments to the Council Budget Committee for review. The Budget Committee can request city staff to make changes to the proposed budget. A two-thirds majority of committee members is needed to advance the proposed budget to the full council for review. The city council has the right to direct the city manager to make changes to the budget and bring it back for further review. A majority vote of the city council is needed to approve the budget, which must be approved by June 30 to take effect starting July 1.

Jesse Arreguin
Mayor · Reelection Nov. 2020
Sophie Hahn
Vice Mayor · Reelection Nov. 2020
Rashi Kesarwani
Councilmember, District 1 · Reelection Nov. 2022
Cheryl Davila
Councilmember, District 2 · Reelection Nov. 2020
Ben Bartlett
Councilmember, District 3 · Reelection Nov. 2020
Kate Harrison
Councilmember, District 4 · Reelection Nov. 2022
Susan Wengraf
Councilmember, District 6 · Reelection Nov. 2020
Rigel Robinson
Councilmember, District 7 · Reelection Nov. 2022
Lori Droste
Councilmember, District 8 · Reelection Nov. 2022