Episode 22 - Budget Woes and Police Oversight Pitfalls - Governing Magazine's John Buntin
John Buntin, staff writer at Governing. He covers health care, public safety and urban affairs. A graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, he is the author of two books:
- Governing States and Localities
- L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City
Governing Magazine writer John Buntin talks about Nashville, police oversight, and the unintended consequences of recent local decisions.
The first half of the interview follows up on Buntin's July article, "Amid Scandal and Explosive Growth, Nashville Ponders Its Future."
In the second half of the episode, we discuss community oversight of police and his January article, "Police Departments Grapple With Who Should Hold Them Accountable."
Interview highlights and minute markers:
3:14 - Book recommendation
4:43 - Nashville's fiscal situation
18:21 - Prioritizing downtown development
30:23 - Police oversight discussion begins
43:30 - Front-end accountability vs. back-end accountability