A People-first FY2024 Budget: Safe, Healthy Neighborhoods
We all deserve to feel safe in our communities, and our FY 24 budget demonstrates that public safety is a top priority for the District government. I’m proud that the Council funded the Metropolitan Police Department’s full hiring and retention request. This investment will enable MPD to expand its recruitment efforts and promote community-based policing goals. While law enforcement is a critical component of public safety, the FY 24 budget also addresses underlying drivers of crime by funding productive programming and employment opportunities for our youth.