Public Safety Transformation
On June 26, the City Council proposed an amendment to the City Charter to be referred to voters in November. If approved by voters, that amendment would create a new Community Safety & Violence Prevention Department and remove the Police Department from the Charter.
On July 20, the Charter Commission introduced its own proposed amendment to be referred to voters in November. That proposal would eliminate the minimum required staffing levels in the Police Department [Section 7.3(c)].
The proposal has been referred to the Charter Commission for its review as required by state law. The deadline to submit a ballot question this year is August 21.
Frequently Asked Questions
See answers to frequently asked questions about this proposed charter amendment.
Last updated Aug 6, 2020