Follow the 2016 budget debate as we liveblog the proceedings with analysis, fact-checks, and context.
Let the debates begin! Today marks the beginning of the city council’s two-day special meeting to debate the proposed 2016 capital and operating budgets. The Mayor has selected property tax rates as his key matter for the meeting, which will open the proceedings. The main issue on everyone’s mind, however, is the police budget, which has come under fire for its bloated $1 billion figure. Follow our liveblog bellow as we give you the context and analysis needed to make sense of this year’s budget.