Turlock residents debated police funding for more than two hours during Tuesday’s city council meeting, dominating the public participation session.
The majority of the roughly 60 callers opposed defunding the Turlock Police Department, with many urging the council to increase its resources and services.
While the council on Tuesday unanimously approved an agreement on school resource officers for Turlock and Pitman high schools, City Manager Toby Wells said discussion on budget priorities should take place around the end of October. Staff are scheduled to provide an update on the first fiscal quarter of the financial year then, he said, which would provide an opportunity to revise the budget.
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