The Emanuel Administration will ask the Council’s Finance Committee to issue an additional $25 million in general obligation bonds this year to pay for part of the Mayor’s public safety agenda. Specifically, the money raised will pay for the purchase of 600 new police cars over the next two years. This comes as Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Eddie Johnson last week announced a two-year plan to hire over 500 new police officers and promote hundreds more to the ranks of sergeant, lieutenant and detective.

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