The Clarion-Ledger Editorial, 5/1/7

The Council has on its plate to scrutinize Police Chief Shirlene Anderson’s plan to hire 200 more police officers – a demonstrable need since the comprehensive 1999 Linder/Maple Group police study that said 680 was the minimum needed.

But, under Melton’s watch, there’s no money because the city has projected a $4.3 million revenue shortfall for the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30.