Behind the scenes budget talks tackle police academy class 

Supervisors are in talks behind the scenes as the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee is set to finish up its deliberations on Mayor Ed Lee’s proposed $6.8 billion budget.

Among the talks, whether to fund a police academy class, which can cost about $5 million. The committee has about $17 million in a pot of money they can relocate after reviewing the budget during the past two weeks and making cuts, as well as from unexpected revenues.

Chair of the committee Supervisor Carmen Chu announced that the committee’s 1 p.m. hearing was postponed for at least one hour as talks continue. “Hopefully we’ll be closer,” she said.

Supervisor John Avalos tweeted: “Supes wrangling whether to add a police academy class no one asked for. Election year politics.”

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