Long Beach, CA
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File #: 22-0852    Version: 1 Name: 071922-CAC/CC-Police Oversight Commission
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/14/2022 In control: Joint Meeting of the Charter Amendment Committee and City Council
On agenda: 7/19/2022 Final action: 7/19/2022
Title: Recommendation to receive and file comments from the community and receive and file supporting documentation into the record on the proposed amendment to the Long Beach City Charter to establish a Police Oversight Commission and add a Director of Police Oversight position, and refer to the City Council to consider adoption of all required resolutions to place said Charter Amendment on the November 8, 2022 General Election Ballot. (Citywide)
Sponsors: City Manager
Attachments: 1. 071922.cac-cc.item2.pdf, 2. 071922.cac-cc.item2 PowerPoint.pdf, 3. 071922.cac-cc.item2 Corresp. Downing.pdf
Related files: 22-0619, 22-0658
TITLE
Recommendation to receive and file comments from the community and receive and file supporting documentation into the record on the proposed amendment to the Long Beach City Charter to establish a Police Oversight Commission and add a Director of Police Oversight position, and refer to the City Council to consider adoption of all required resolutions to place said Charter Amendment on the November 8, 2022 General Election Ballot. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
On June 14, 2022, the Joint Meeting of the Charter Amendment Committee and City Council approved a recommendation to receive and file comments from the community, receive and file supporting documentation into the record, and move to a second public hearing on the proposed amendment to the Long Beach City Charter to establish a Police Oversight Commission and add a Director of Police Oversight position by amending and restating Article XIA.

On May 24, 2022, the Long Beach City Council voted to convene the Charter Amendment Committee of the City Council to consider placing a City Charter amendment before voters to amend language for Article XIA to establish a Police Oversight Commission and add a Director of Police Oversight position. A copy of the Council letter associated with that vote is attached hereto as Attachment 1.

On February 15, 2022, the City Council received a presentation of the evaluation final report and directed City staff and the City Attorney to begin the process for a City Charter amendment and to initiate the meet and confer process with relevant employee labor organization(s). Below are the recommended Charter changes to be made:

Police Oversight Commission

Proposed powers and duties of the Commission include:

· Solicit input from the community on recommendations under consideration;

· Provide feedback to Police Oversight Director on annual reports with a focus on statistical trends and special reports on matters addressed by the Police Oversight Director;

· Educate and engage wi...

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