Seattle Looks At Subsidized Housing For Cops

The Seattle City Council has recently proposed the idea of subsidized housing for police officers as part of their efforts to retain and recruit members of the Seattle Police Department (SPD). However, this proposal has sparked controversy and raised concerns about the city’s budget priorities amidst a homelessness crisis, a significant budget deficit, and various other pressing issues.

During a council meeting on Tuesday, several ideas were discussed to address the challenges faced by the SPD, including higher raises, childcare support, and allowing officers to take home their patrol cars. City Council President Sara Nelson, who has previously expressed concerns about the city’s spending, suggested the idea of housing subsidies for police officers.

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