Crime in the NY City is at record lows and the pandemic has made it unnecessary to have services for events, like concerts...but even this may prove unnecessary in the future? Monies are going to be diverted to much needed social services. Whatever happens needs to have a coordinated plan to serve & protect people. NYPD defunding is part of a much broader public conversation that needs to happen, about coordinated government action that will keep people safe. $1B is a good starting point. Let’s see what happens, not only here, but in other cities doing the same.