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Posted on: September 25, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Eugene Council’s Police Policy Ad Hoc Council Committee Begins Meetings on Policy Reform

Panoramic view of downtown Eugene looking towards Spencer Butte

The Ad Hoc Committee on Police Policy created by the City Council earlier this year to review current police policies and make recommendations to the City Council for changes and improvements will begin meeting on Wednesday, September 30, from 6-8 p.m. The second meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6, 6-8 p.m. Future meetings will be scheduled from October through January. The virtual meetings will be conducted on Zoom and available for the public to watch live via Zoom or recorded and posted on our Police Policy Ad Hoc Council Committee web page


Based on Council direction, the ad hoc committee consists of local organizations representing communities of color and marginalized populations as well as several City boards and commissions. The committee includes representatives from the following organizations:

 

  • 15th Night Youth Advisory Committee
  • Asian/Pacific Islander Community Action Team
  • Black Unity
  • Blacks in Government
  • Centro Latino Americano
  • Civilian Review Board
  • Eugene Islamic Center
  • Human Rights Commission
  • LULAC – League of United Latin American Citizens
  • NAACP – National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Police Commission
  • Trans*Ponder

There will also be representatives from community Indigenous People and four representatives appointed by Mayor Vinis. The Mayor and City Council members will serve as participants for the purpose of listening, learning, and asking questions to better understanding the community concerns and the recommendations that come from the committee.

 

“We are very grateful to the organizations and representatives that have committed their time and energy to this critical work and continue to move us forward,” said Mayor Vinis. “While Eugene is ahead of many other cities when it comes to police practices and accountability, we know there is still room for improvement. This committee will help identify and recommend where those improvements can be focused to better serve our community.”

 

The committee will meet ten times with a focus on topics synthesized from the work of Campaign Zero and 21st Century Policing. The Ad Hoc Committee is charged with preparing and submitting a report to the City Council recommending policy changes to current police policy by January 31, 2021. 

 

September 30, 2020 Meeting Information 

Ad Hoc Committee on Police Policy Meeting 

  • Time:  6 p.m. 
  • Location: 
    • To join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone: 
      https://eugene-or-gov.zoom.us/j/95580630761
      Passcode: Adhocpp1 
    • To join/listen to the meeting from your phone:
      971-247-1195
      720-928-9299
      206-337-9723 (Toll Free) 
    • Webinar ID: 955 8063 0761 
  • Agenda: 
    • Welcoming Remarks 
    • Facilitator Roles and Responsibilities 
    • Committee Member Roles and Responsibilities 
    • Public Meeting Regulations 
    • Next Steps 
    • Contact: Niyah Ross, 541-682-8340

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