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File #: 21-883    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 4/12/2021 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 4/26/2021 Final action:
Title: CC - (1) Discussion of Findings and Recommendations Related to the Public Safety Review; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate
Attachments: 1. ATT1_ 2021-04-26 – ATT 1_CC_Public Safety Review Report_101220, 2. ATT2_ 2021-04-26 – ATT 2_CC_CPSM Final Report and Recommendations, 3. ATT3_2021-04-26_CulverCityRaceEquityRecs.FINAL
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CC - (1) Discussion of Findings and Recommendations Related to the Public Safety Review; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate

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Meeting Date: April 26, 2021

Contact Person/Dept: Serena Wright-Black, City Manager's Office

Phone Number: (310) 253-6000

Fiscal Impact: No General Fund: N/A

Public Hearing: No Action Item: No Attachments: Yes

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (04/21/2021)

Department Approval: John Nachbar, City Manager (04/21/2021)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council (1) discuss findings and recommendations related to the Public Safety Review; and (2) provide direction to the City Manager as deemed appropriate.


BACKGROUND

On May 25, 2020 George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer during an arrest for allegedly using counterfeit money. After his death, demonstrations and protests were held across the world calling for an end to individual, institutional, and systemic racism and the killings of countless unarmed African Americans by police.

After receiving community feedback, City Council directed the City Manager's Office to lead a comprehensive 90-day study and bring back recommendations on options to reimagine public safety in Culver City through shifting resources and reducing the reliance on law enforcement to address various community needs. Council also approved professional agreements with consultants, Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM) to conduct a workload and deployment analysis, review staffing levels and organizational structure and Saul Sarabia from Solidarity Consulting to assist with data collection and examination related to race equity and social justice amongst other related services.

The 90-day review was structured to allow for diverse experiences and perspectives from the public. Staff and consultants held several community meetings as ...

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