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File #: [20-0583]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Passed
File created: 9/2/2020 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 9/9/2020 Final action: 9/9/2020
Title: Consider a Structure for the Task Force on Developing New Community Approaches to Improve Racial Equity and Safety.
Attachments: 1. Staff Memorandum with Task Force Charge with Gare Process, 2. Resolution adopted on June 24, 2020, 3. Staff Presentation, 4. Council Questions with Staff Response, 5. Emails from the Public, 6. A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE TASK FORCE, ON DEVELOPING NEW COMMUNITYAPPROACHES TO IMPROVE RACIAL EQUITY AND SAFETY AND CREATING A COUNCIL COMMITTEE TO RECOMMEND APPOINTEES AND CREATING A COUNCIL COMMITTEE TO AMEND THE TASK FORCE CHARGE (2020-09-09/R-15)
Related files: [20-0732], [21-0224], [21-0593]


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Consider a Structure for the Task Force on Developing New Community Approaches to Improve Racial Equity and Safety.
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Staff:
Department:
Chris Blue, Chief and Executive Director for Community Safety
Police Department
Loryn Clark, Executive Director for Housing and Community
Housing and Community

Overview: The purpose of this memorandum is to provide an update on actions taken in response to the resolution that Council adopted on June 24, 2020. The Council requested that staff provide information on the following:

* Establishing a Town webpage that depicts relevant Chapel Hill Police Department data, policy changes in support of racial equity and concerns about appropriate uses of force, and a breakdown of CHPD budgetary expenditures
* Drafting a structure and charge for a Task Force on New Community Approaches to Improve Racial Equity and Safety


Recommendation(s):
That the Council receive this information, establish a Task Force on Developing New Community Approaches to Improve Racial Equity and Safety, and approve a charge for the Task Force's efforts.

Decision Points:
* Consider a structure and charge for the Task Force on Developing New Community Approaches to Improve Racial Equity and Safety
* Approve composition and role of members to the Task Force
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Where is this item in its process?



Attachments:

* Resolution

* Staff Memorandum with Task Force Charge with GARE Process

* Resolution adopted on June 24, 2020





A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE TASK FORCE ON DEVELOPING NEW COMMUNITY APPROACHES TO IMPROVE RACIAL EQUITY AND SAFETY AND CREATING A COUNCIL COMMITTEE TO RECOMMEND APPOINTEES (2020-09-09/R-15)
WHEREAS, June 24, 2020, resolution R-1 requested the Town Manager to develop "... Such a process should include forming a community-based, Town Council appointed task force to consider a range of issues related to public safety, including but not limited to the right-sizing of our police force; improving law enforcement practice...

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