Most successful people and businesses understand the importance of having and setting goals. Goals give people and businesses specific targets to achieve and help them prioritize their life and business. Goals can be broken down into daily, weekly, monthly and yearly. Whether you are setting goals for yourself or a business, to successfully achieve your goals, they should be SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and has a time limit).
Personal goalsetting can be overwhelming because an individual may not know how to start the goalsetting process. This 2021 Weekly Goal Setting Planner (Weekly GS Planner) was designed to help people set personal goals they want to achieve. The Weekly GS Planner consists of Goal Setting Exercises that are SMART, a monthly budget, a monthly calendar and weekly planners. If you are concerned about your budget, especially given the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, you can use the monthly budget to help you create a budget that works for you. You can use the Weekly GS Planner to set your goals, create a plan to achieve your goals and track your goals throughout the year.
What is the effect of defunding
DC Metropolitan Police Department?
The 2020 protest against police brutality and racial injustice by Black Lives Matter was the culmination of years of unjustified police killing and brutality against Black and Brown people in America. Incidents such as the killing of Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, Breonna Taylor and the gruesome killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Minnesota by a police officer who knelt on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, cutting air to his lungs. There are too many of these killings, false arrests and mistreatments of Black and Brown people by police officers.
The July 7, 2020 article in Vox, titled “What the police really believe,” provides an interesting look into the ideology that many police officers have when dealing with people they were sworn to protect.
Many of the Black Lives Matter protesters demanded that police departments nation-wide be defunded.
As a resident of the District of Columbia, I decided to look at the budget of the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) from fiscal year 2008 – 2020, to understand how MPD’s budget is allocated.
My objective was to look at MPD’s budget to see if there are opportunities to re-allocate a portion of the budget to other areas of need that the Black Lives Matter protesters highlighted, and still maintain a high level of policing responsibility.
To achieve my objective, I looked at MPD’s budget from two budget periods, FY2008 – FY2013 and FY2014 – FY2020 (D.C. fiscal year is from October 1 to September 30). These two budget periods were important because in FY2009, MPD implemented a huge reorganization that affected how its budget was allocated for policing responsibilities.
From FY2014 – FY2020, MPD again initiated various organizational changes and went through a leadership change when Chief Cathy Lanier left for the National Footbool League. I will look at the level of police officers each calendar year. This is important because city leaders often tie the level of police officers to efficient policing and funding decisions. Read more..