Early yesterday evening, Seattle City Council Members voted to override the Mayor’s veto of their 2020 Budget Rebalancing legislation.
The Seattle Police Department is still determining the implications of this action and the appropriate response. However, it is the SPD’s intent to keep the Department as whole as possible. In 2020, and as we move into 2021 budget discussions, our primary commitment is to build trust and maintain public safety.
Chief Diaz is working closely with the Mayor’s office to assess next steps.
The SPD is aware these decisions can create long lasting impacts, and remains committed to equitably serving all of Seattle.