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Proposed Ann Arbor Budget Cuts Police Department

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's police department will be getting smaller if the fiscal year 2010 budget recommended by the city's administrator is approved.
City Administrator Roger Fraser presented his two-year budget proposal to city council Monday night. The plan calls for a reduction of 27 full-time positions in the police department. Fraser says that would include six command officers. He also says the city has applied for federal stimulus funds that could preserve up to four police patrol jobs.
The second year of Fraser's budget proposal would include the elimination of 14 positions in the city's fire department.
The fiscal year 2010 budget proposal is about four million dollars less than the current city budget total. The budget would shrink another two-million dollars in the fiscal year 2011 proposal.