Monday, August 31, 2020

Dallas actually does something that's worth imitating

"If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed."
1 Timothy 4:6

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson sent a memo to the city manager and City Council asking for $6.5 million of city executive salaries to be moved toward public safety initiatives in the next year's proposed budget.

Johnson sent the letter Friday, detailing the salary cuts and how the savings should be applied to public safety spending or two other options in the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget.

Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott announced a legislative proposal where any city that defunds police departments will have its property tax revenue frozen at its current rate.

Johnson responded that Dallas has seen an "unacceptable" increase in violent crime and called for investment in a "highly trained and well-led police department that emphasizes community policing."

The mayor said he believes city leaders "should be willing to cut executive compensation — a sacrifice that many private sector companies and nonprofits have already made."

That savings in the City's general fund should "work to improve the lives of our constituents."
Yeah, good deal.

We've long believed that Eric Johnson is one of the smarter Democrats in this state. His fellow blue team partisans would be wise to follow his lead. They probably won't. But they should.

Cutting bureaucracy to fund public services is a good thing.

Bottom Line: Under most circumstances, this website opposes the Dallasing of Austin...but we'll make an exception for cutting bureaucratic salaries to fund public safety.

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