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File #: [20-0732]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 9/23/2020 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 10/28/2020 Final action: 10/28/2020
Title: Adopt a Charge for the Reimagining Community Safety Task Force.
Attachments: 1. Report from Council Committee and Draft Task Force Charge, 2. Final Report from Council Subcommittee - Reimagining Community Safety, 3. Resolution - Charge of Reimagining Public Safety Task Force 10-27-20, 4. Council Questions with Staff Response, 5. A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A CHARGE FOR THE REIMAGINING COMMUNITY SAFETY TASK FORCE (2020-10-28/R-12) as Amended
Related files: [20-0583], [20-0456], [20-0685], [21-0593], [21-0224], [21-0338], [21-0734]

Adopt a Charge for the Reimagining Community Safety Task Force.

Sarah O. Vi?as, Assistant Director (Project Manager)
Housing and Community
Christopher C. Blue, Police Chief/Executive Director for Public Safety
Loryn B. Clark, Executive Director
Housing and Community
Maurice Jones, Town Manager

Overview: The purpose of this memorandum is to review a draft charge of the Reimagining Community Safety Task Force with the Council.

That the Council adopt the resolution to adopt a charge for the Reimagining Community Safety Task Force.

* On June 24, 2020, the Council adopted a resolution to improve racial equity and public safety in Chapel Hill.
* On September 9, 2020, the Council adopted a resolution to establish a task force to support the June 24th resolution. The resolution also created Council committees to evaluate appointees and review the Task Force Charge.
* The Mayor appointed Council Members Ryan, Huynh, Gu, and Anderson to review the draft charge.
* Additionally, the Project Team sought input on the draft charge from the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) and Center for Policing Equity (CPE). Both organizations raised concerns about the short timeframe for completion of the Task Force's work. GARE also suggested clarifying the expectations for the roles and responsibilities of the Task Force, project team, consultant, and Council and deliverables the Task Force is expected to produce.
* Tonight, we ask the Council to review the draft prepared by the Council committee and adopt a charge for the Task Force.

Next Steps
* The Council appointed members of the Task Force on October 7. The first meeting was held on October 26.
* We are in the process of identifying external assistance to facilitate future Task Force meetings and community discussions.

Fiscal Impact/Resources: There are no fiscal impacts associated with adopting this resolution.


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