Civilian Review Board Looks to Ask City Council for $180K Budget
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The board tasked with overseeing Charlottesville's police department is hashing out some final details before it meets with city leaders next week.
On Tuesday, April 9, the Civilian Review Board discussed asking Charlottesville City Council for a budget of about $180,000.
The budget, which would be about 1% of the Charlottesville Police Department's spending plan, would be used to fund staffing.
Board members say that money would go a long way toward accomplishing their goals.
"The idea is that, you know, we'll be able to have some staff, we'll be able to have a continuity with professional staff that's really hard to have with volunteer boards,” Sarah Burke, a member of the board, said. “And there really are no volunteer boards exclusively across the country, maybe one or two, but they all need funds to run."
Next Wednesday's joint meeting with City Council will be held inside Council Chambers starting at 6:30 p.m.