Our View: Thumbs up to taxpayer money trumping police station features
Thumbs up: To DeKalb’s public works and police officials for making sensible cuts when it comes to the construction of a new police station. To keep the project on budget, aesthetic features such as picnic tables in an outdoor break area and a planter wall were eliminated. The focus is on spending the money where it’s needed, for things such as evidence-handling facilities. We hope city departments show the same sensible restraint when it comes to renovating the municipal building once the police department moves out. When spending taxpayer money, function should supersede form.