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File #: 2020-8250   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/1/2020
Title: Minutes of the Special Meeting Held on June 29, 2020; the Special and Regular City Council Meetings Held on July 7, 2020; and the Continued July 7, 2020 Special City Council Meeting and Special City Council Meeting Held on July 14, 2020. (City Clerk)
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Minutes of the Special Meeting Held on June 29, 2020; the Special and Regular City Council Meetings Held on July 7, 2020; and the Continued July 7, 2020 Special City Council Meeting and Special City Council Meeting Held on July 14, 2020. (City Clerk)

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UNAPPROVED
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY- - JUNE 29, 2020- -5:30 P.M.

Mayor Ezzy Ashcraft convened the meeting at 5:30 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

ROLL CALL - Present: Councilmembers Daysog, Knox White, Oddie, Vella, and Mayor Ezzy Ashcraft - 5. [Note: The meeting was conducted via Zoom.]

Absent: None.

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS, NON-AGENDA

(20- ) Paul Foreman, Alameda, stated the routine invoking of reducing public speaking time gives the public the impression that their thoughts are not valued; urged that the Mayor first ask if there is a motion to waive the time limits prior to just invoking the limit.

REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS

(20- ) Recommendation to Develop a Work Plan, including Community Dialogue, to Address the Following: 1. Unbundling Services Currently Delivered by the Police Department; 2. Systemic Racism; 3. a Review of Police Department Policies and Practices; 4. Police Department Accountability and Oversight; 5. a Review of Laws that Criminalize Survival; and 6. Other Matters which may be Pertinent, including Vacancies.

The Assistant City Manager made a brief presentation.

Councilmember Oddie inquired whether Council is looking at systemic racism as a broader societal, Citywide issue, and not focusing specifically on accusing the Police Department or Officers in the Department, of racism; stated that he just wants to be clear what Council is looking at.

The Assistant City Manager responded that he has heard it to be a conversation about either organizationally or with the community; the particular component of the work program has not been directed towards the Police Department; it has been organizationally as the City of Alameda and as the broader commu...

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