City-Community Reimagining Public Safety Task Force
The task force brings together City staff and community members to co-create a framework for public safety to be reimagined. This task force will meet regularly and provide recommendations for policy, cultural and structural changes to improve the quality of the public safety experience for all communities.
Read the Task Force Guiding Values
View the list of Task Force Work Groups
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Wednesday March 3, 2021, 5:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m, virtually on Zoom*. Members of the public are welcome to join the meeting.
*Zoom information coming soon
The meeting will also be live-streamed on Facebook.
Request a language interpreter by calling 3-1-1 no later than five days before the meeting you wish to attend
Notes from past meetings
February 10, 2021
Update and Possible Vote on Adding New Task Force Members
Update and Decision-making on New Consultant/Facilitators
Work Group Updates
Confirm Dates and Times for Following Meetings
Conversation re: Meadows Project
Watch the meeting video
Read the meeting minutes
January 20, 2021
Presentation from community representatives of the APD-Community Video Review Panel, discussion on Work Group progress and process, update on search for permanent Task Force consultants, discussion on adding new members to Task Force, etc.
*These reports are an outcome related to City Council Resolution 66 - Investigate Racism within the Austin Police Department
December 9, 2020
The task force voted to approve the values that will guide the body’s work. City Staff presented an outline of RPS related work underway, key components, timelines, as well as an overview of decoupling and council action. The presentation also included an overview of APD Operations including organizational chart, budget, inter-local agreements, etc.
November 5, 2020
Task force members discussed finalizing working groups and received briefings about Reimagining 911 from Kerry O'Connor, Chief Innovation Officer, and progress on the Mental Health Diversion Initiative from Rey Arellano, Task Force Member, Assistant City Manager for Public Safety.
October 20, 2020
History of Policing Interactive Timeline
September 10, 2020
A new member was introduced, the members reviewed and modified the draft governance document, agreed to vote on co-chairs at the beginning of the next meeting, and decided on the next meeting agenda. Read notes.
September 2, 2020
Members discussed priority areas and expectations with City leadership, reviewed their priorities for work, established Community Agreements, and decided on the next meeting agenda. Read notes.
August 24, 2020
Members discussed how they will work: public versus private meeting models, voting and decision making methods, group collaboration, and understanding the history of policing. Read notes.