Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner releases her budget proposal Tuesday, and it includes five million dollars to hire more police officers and firefighters. As many as 25 new police officers and 25 firefighters could be on the streets starting next year.
"It's not going to replace all the officers we're going to need, but right now, as far as our budget can tell us, this is all we can hire as a city. If we can get some federal aid or grants, or some state grants, then I can see us taking more classes in."
If approved, the city would start the hiring process in May. Hudson and her council colleagues will get a better idea of what else is...or is not in Miner's budget proposal when they start reviewing the spending plan on Wednesday.