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Public Safety Committee - First Meeting

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:23 am
by Marti Bier

Posting on behalf of CM Flannigan:

Thank you again for your support on Item 93 - converting the Judicial Committee to the Public Safety Committee. And thank you for your trust in my chairing this important committee in this important moment. As we did in the Judicial Committee, I intend to continue making this a focused and active effort, where we are able to track implementation of council direction and provide increased council involvement and accountability for our public safety departments. No meetings just for the sake of meeting, we are gonna get to work.

Due to the urgency of the community and of the moment, we posted Item 93 as an emergency item and intend to hold our first meeting next Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 1pm. I’d like to encourage any Council Member who’d like to attend to join us, and also recognize that any members who are unable to join are rightfully excused - acknowledging that the past two weeks have required an inordinate and unique amount of focus and work, especially for the members of the Judicial Committee who authored the items we approved.

A meeting agenda will be posted shortly, but will include the opportunity to hear from and collaborate with the city manager’s office and executive leadership on how they intend to begin the implementation process for the resolutions passed last night. We intend to meet monthly through at least the end of the year, to continue the ongoing work that is essential to successfully accomplish the scale of reform we are contemplating.

Please let Catie Powers in the agenda office know if you intend to participate next week so we can assure you have the sign-in information, etc. An agenda will be posted no later than 1pm on Monday.

Thank you,


Re: Public Safety Committee - First Meeting

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:55 am
by Marti Bier
Hello Council,

The agenda for the first Public Safety Committee meeting has been posted. You can find it here: ... 18-psc.htm

As a reminder, this meeting is open to other Council Members to attend if you'd like. Please RSVP to Catie Powers.

-Marti Bier

Re: Public Safety Committee - First Meeting

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:02 am
by Marti Bier
Good morning!

Below is the agenda, time allocation, and list of folks expected to present at the Public Safety Committee meeting Thursday afternoon at 1pm.

This is a very packed meeting and Council Member Flannigan’s intention is to keep this as focused as possible. With that in mind, he requests that if you have questions you hope to hear answers to from any of these speakers, **please email your questions directly to the staff member by Thursday at 10am.** This will allow the presenters an opportunity to answer your questions in their remarks.

Furthermore, due to staff time constraints, we will need to take up the agenda in the following order: 3, 4, Executive Session, 1, 2, 5.

Briefings [Note: in accord with City Code Chapter 2-2-107(K), the Committee will not receive public testimony on items designated as briefings]

1. Briefing on public safety response to June protests. (ACM Arellano, APD-Chief Manley, Chief Troy Gay, EMS- Chief Rodriguez, OPO-Farah
Muscadin) ----35 minutes

2. Briefing on changes to Austin Police Department General Orders and processes in response to Resolution No. 20200611-050, 20200611-095
and 20200611-096. (ACM Arellano, Chief Manley, Chief Gay, OPO-Farah Muscadin) ----40 minutes

3. Briefing on Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget in response to Resolution No. 20200611-096 and other public safety budget related matters. (City
Manager Cronk, Ed Van Eenoo) ----30 minutes

4. Briefing on Austin Police Department cadet class audit, materials, and plans in response to Resolution No. 20191205-066. (ACM Arellano,
CMO-Patricia Bourenane, Members of the Community Advisory Team on APD Training Audit) ----40 minutes

5. Discussion of future Public Safety Committee agenda items. ----5 minutes

Executive Session

6. Discuss the employment and duties of the City Manager (Personnel matters – Section 551.074 of the Texas Government Code). (City
Manager Cronk) ----25 minutes

Re: Public Safety Committee - First Meeting

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:44 pm
by Marti Bier
Linked below are the documents shared by Assistant City Manager Arellano at the Public Safety Meeting tracking the Council directed resolutions and reforms: ... 154136.pdf