Lynn Police chief warns city council that public safety hangs in the balance with budget constraints

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  • Published: 05/14/2019 09:44 PM

Lynn Police Chief Michael Mageary said he understands the city’s financial difficulties, but warned the City Council that if his staffing levels continue to be limited by budgeting constraints, that could lead to a public safety crisis in the future. “I completely understand the financial issues that the city is facing, but I think it’s time we let everyone know where we are and what our issue is,” Mageary told the council during the first night of budget hearings. “There’s a coming crisis. Mageary and other department heads reported on their respective budgets on Tuesday night on the heels of Mayor Thomas M. McGee submitting a $367.93 million fiscal year 2020 city budget to the council.


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