The devil is in the detail.
Look at the Seattle police budget, 3m taken form just short of 402m. Storm in a tea cup?
It is the numbers...
They want to layoff at least 100 officers with the first round of cuts. Which is only going to make the city less safe and will reduce the effectiveness of the police force dramatically in the long run. If I were a member of that department I would take my money and run, whilst seeking life elsewhere.