Thursday’s vote was a budget referral: The package will come back in June so officials can decide what will actually be funded in the coming years.
“When we work together as a whole community we can make real progress,” Mayor Jesse Arreguín said Thursday.
It says unlawful changes were made to police misconduct investigations.
The city did not respond to multiple requests for comment from Berkeleyside.
Security work for outside entities, such as UC Berkeley, the Apple store and other Fourth Street businesses, made up 10% of the overtime costs in FY20.
An interim director has been helping the board get up to speed after its creation by the voters with Measure II in 2020.
The Police Accountability Board has indicated plans to launch its own independent investigation.
The camera proposal was just one part of a $5 million funding package designed to address traffic safety, social services and more.
A city consultant asked 630 Berkeley residents for their views about public safety and transportation. Here’s what they said.
The pledge came amid a lengthy discussion on the annual crime report, use-of-force and police stop data, traffic collision statistics and more.
Some community members say the cameras will turn Berkeley into a “surveillance city” while others say they are sick of the violence.
In July, the city’s new Police Accountability Board kicked off, replacing the longstanding Police Review Commission, which was formed in 1973.