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Santa Barbara studying police budget, resource allocation

BLM protest in Santa Barbara
Scott Sheahen / KEYT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Santa Barbara city leaders promised Black Lives Matter Santa Barbara, now called Healing Justice, that they would review the police budget.

The promise came after a Black Lives Matter rally in response to the death of George Floyd. Floyd was killed while a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on Floyd's neck.

Tuesday the city’s finance committee will hold a budget meeting at 11:30 a.m.

Staff is expected to talk about following up on those promises to Healing Justice during the meeting.

The agenda includes developing a path to develop an African American Community Center as well as a resource allocation study.

You can watch the meeting online here.

Scott Sheahen

Scott Sheahen is a reporter at KEYT | KCOY | KKFX.

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