By CBS13 Staff

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A coalition of local leaders held a rally Tuesday demanding change to the City of Sacramento’s budget.

Their target is the police department. They’re demanding city disinvestment from law enforcement by the millions.

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Their goal is to increase funding for the city’s Department of Community Response, emergency housing assistance and a budgeting process that’s more evenly spread out.

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Councilmember Katie Valenzuela spoke at the event saying it’s time for a change.

“This is the year that it’s time to make a choice to invest, which is why I’m proud to join People’s Budget to call for at least a 30-and-a-half-million dollar reduction in the proposed police spending,” Valenzuela said.

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Councilmember Valenzuela said it’s going to take the whole community to make the change, but it’s past the time for lawmakers to listen.