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File #: 2021-825   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 7/6/2021
Title: Recommendation to Accept Update on Progress To Date Addressing Police Reform and Racial Equity; Provide Direction on a Pilot Mental Health Response Program; and Consideration of a Draft Work Plan for the Remaining Topics. (City Manager 2110/Police Department 3111) [Continued from June 15, 2021; Public Comment Closed]
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Police Reform Staff Report, 2. Exhibit 2 - Felton Institute Justice Service Programs, 3. Correspondence from City Manager, 4. Presentation, 5. Correspondence - Updated 7/6
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Recommendation to Accept Update on Progress To Date Addressing Police Reform and Racial Equity; Provide Direction on a Pilot Mental Health Response Program; and Consideration of a Draft Work Plan for the Remaining Topics. (City Manager 2110/Police Department 3111) [Continued from June 15, 2021; Public Comment Closed]
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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

On March 16, 2021 the City Council considered recommendations from the Community-led Steering Committee on Police Reform and Racial Equity. The City Council had a robust discussion and provided direction to the City Manager to follow-up on 22 action items that focus on the Alameda Police Department (PD) and other City of Alameda (City) programs and policies. On May 8, 2021, the City Council convened to consider a referral on related matters, and provided eight additional action items for follow-up. This report is intended to update the City Council on progress that has been made to date and to share staff's proposed Work Plan to continue to move forward with this effort, including options related to mental health crisis response by non-sworn personnel.

BACKGROUND

On March 16, 2021 the Community-led Steering Committee on Police Reform and Racial Equity presented their recommendations to the City Council (see Exhibit 1 - Staff Report - for more background).

At that meeting, the City Council's actions included four motions with follow-up action items, as well as direction to staff on three additional items.

Those action items are summarized below, and addressed in more detail in the Discussion section of this report.

From Motion #1 on March 16 - City Council Action Re. Steering Committee's First Seven Recommendations

A. Review And Present Options to City Council Re. Options for Citizens' Oversight of PD
B. Evaluate Options to Shift Responsibility for Mental Health from PD to Other City or County Programs
C. Initiate a Campaign to Educate the Public on "Who to Call...

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