Save Our Community
2022 Proposed Budget
Save Our Community is a collaborative effort under Mayor Kapszukiewicz which aims to introduce new strategies and methods to reduce the spread of violence in the city through the use of violence interrupters and targeted community-based problem solving. The Save Our Community program is responsible for working with residents and community partners to develop the city’s strategy to reduce gun violence. The goal of the initiative is to help stop violence before it starts, and to begin helping the city and police establish better relationships.
All labor, service and supply costs for Save our Community is supported by the General Fund and costs are expected to be reimbursed through American Rescue Plan Act funds, which have been proposed in the Toledo Recovery Plan presented earlier this year.
The 2022 proposed budget for services and supplies totals $205,000 of which 65.9% is dedicated to services. The proposed budget also supports 6.0 full time equivalent positions, including 5.0 positions for Violence Interrupters.