City Council is amending Mayor Frank Jackson’s proposed budget to include $75,000 for anti-violence peacekeeping efforts in city neighborhoods.
Councilman Zack Reed pushed to get $200,000 for such efforts, but said the smaller amount could be a big first step toward reducing street violence in the city.
Reed said initial efforts are likely to focus on Glenville.
Council President Kevin Kelley and council leaders decided to support the plan, apparently after consultation with Mayor Frank Jackson or his team members.
Reed will add $25,000 of funding from his ward’s city block grant funding and hopes to raise more money from foundations.
The Peacekeepers Alliance and several other groups are now being overseen by the Boys and Girls Club.
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