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File #: 20-1087    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 6/17/2020 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 6/22/2020 Final action:
Title: CC - (1) Recommendation from the Ad Hoc Police Liaison Subcommittee to Establish a Task Force to Review Public Safety Services; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate
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CC - (1) Recommendation from the Ad Hoc Police Liaison Subcommittee to Establish a Task Force to Review Public Safety Services; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate

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Contact Person/Dept: Serena Wright-Black/Administrative Services

Phone Number: (310) 253-5640

Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [] General Fund: Yes [] No []

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: Yes [] No []

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X]

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (06/18/2020)

Department Approval: John M. Nachbar, City Manager (06/17/2020)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council (1) consider a recommendation from the Ad Hoc Police Liaison Subcommittee ("Subcommittee") to establish a task force to review public safety services; and (2) provide direction to the City Manager as deemed appropriate.


BACKGROUND / DISCUSSION

In response to numerous community requests, City Council held a Special Meeting on June 15, 2020 for the purpose of hearing from the public on Police Department policies and budget.

After significant public comment, City Council authorized the Mayor to sign Former President Barack Obama's Mayor's Pledge ("Pledge"). The Pledge commits mayors, city councils and police oversight bodies to the following actions:

(1) Review police use of force policies.
(2) Engage communities by including a diverse range of input, experiences, and stories in the review.
(3) Report the findings of the review to the community and seek feedback.
(4) Reform the police use of force policies.

City Council also received substantial feedback from the community on the allocation of police resources. There was an overwhelming number of comments from all aspects of the issue of redistributing police services and responsibilities.

The Subcommittee, cons...

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